'The Haunting Of Bly Manor' to start filming next month
Last year, Netflix viewers were left stunned at Mike Flanagan's 10-part TV series, The Haunting of Hill House. Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. Expecting the show to be nothing more than a rehashed ghost story that rolled out the usual horror clichés, audiences were stunned at the depths this extraordinary show reached.
From the emotional character arcs to the level of detail within each episode, the series has remained one of Netflix's most popular shows, with The Telegraph calling it "the most complex and complete horror series of its time".
(Now, if you haven't seen the first series, I suggest you leave now, unless you want spoilers.)
From discovering what the Red Room was all about to finding out Nell was the Bent-Neck Lady all along to that jump scare in the car (you know the one I mean) - every episode of the show left us with tears in our eyes - either through heartache or terror.
That's why fans were delighted (and terrified) to find out that a second series, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, had been approved late last year, and will be based on the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by author Henry James.
And actress Victoria Pedretti, who played Nellie Craine in the first season, is returning as the lead role:
According to sources, including Discussing Film, the Haunting of Bly Manor will begin filming next month on September 30 in Vancouver.
Yes, that does mean we're going to have to be patient for a 2020 release date, but at least we're getting more!
As well as Victoria Pedretti, series one star Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played drug addict Luke Crain, will also return for the second series, this time playing Peter, a resident of Bly Manor.
And speaking about the future of the franchise, Carla Gugino, who played doomed property renovator and the freakiest mom on TV, Olivia Crain, told The Hollywood Reporter:
"Mike Flanagan said he would be interested in the notion of an anthology, where some actors come back to play different characters. I think he feels like he has told the complete story of the Crain family. But if I was invited and I was able to, I would really love to, just because I do love to collaborate with him."