I was sitting next to a chap watching it on his phone on my commute home some time late last year and he would not stop jumping. Get a new commute show. He didn’t even look like he was enjoying it; he was just scared.
Luckily for him, he had a big strong man next to him to keep him safe. To make sure he knew, I took out one of his headphones and sensually whispered into his ear “nothing’s going to hurt you“. It didn’t help at all, I think. He got awfully punchy.
But like I say, after the terrific success of the first season, Netflix have decided that they enjoyed people paying to watch it, consequently signing director Mike Flanagan and production partner Trevor Macy on for a multiyear deal.
However, not all is as it seems, as though the new season will be sort-of a sequel, it’s not going to have the same name or the same cast (bar perhaps two).
So we all eagerly await The Haunting of Bly Manor and it looks like we have something to be excited with, as filming is set to start next month (September).
Numerous sources state that the production team are hoping to begin filming on the 30th of September in Vancouver, which likely means it will be released mid-to-late 2020 at the latest.
More likely than not, Netflix would probably hope to push for another October release. It is “spooky season” after all.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will be based on the Henry James 1898 novel The Turning of the Screw, which Mike Flanagan has adapted into an anthology series, not dissimilar to American Horror Story.
Carla Gugino, who plays 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.”
This should be suitably terrifying.
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