The Haunting of Hill House season 2 is on the way, with a trailer dropping and confirming what we all expected; it looks like it’s a spooky ol’ show.
Otherwise known as The Haunting of Bly Manor, the first series is based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name, The Haunting of Hill House, with the TV adaptation coming out on Netflix in October 2018 and terrifying people all over the world.
It was frequently dubbed “the scariest TV show ever” and though a few people in the comments may say “lol it wasn’t scary at all,” kindly ignore them.
The second series is based on Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw.
The official synopsis reads:
“After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller).
“But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone“.
To promote the new show, the official Twitter account shared an image of a ‘Help Wanted’ advert in a newspaper, offering a nanny role for “two perfectly splendid children”.
The advert includes a phone number which, when called, plays a creepy message to fans.
The message tell callers:
“Hi, you’ve reached the Wingrave family at Bly Manor. We’re not here right now.
“If you’re calling about the open nanny position, interviews will be conducted by our Uncle Henry in five days. It’ll be perfectly splendid. We can’t wait to meet you“.
Meanwhile, a child can be heard humming in the background, before the message cuts out.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is set to land on Netflix this Autumn, probably deep into spooky season around Halloween.