The coronavirus epidemic and the resulting health measures have put a brake on a good number of series productions whose filming has been suspended. This is the case with some Netflix series such as Stranger Things and Sex Education. But Mike Flanagan’s horrific series, The Haunting of Hill House, should be spared according to its creator. In response to a question on Twitter, he announced that season 2 of the show, entitled The Haunting of Bly Manor, should land on Netflix this year and that production is continuing:
“Everything is fine. We are still on schedule and we had finished shooting before the containment measures. Post-production is now done from home. The series is taking shape wonderfully and I am delighted. For the moment, there is no reason to think it will be postponed. Netflix will surely announce the release date when they are ready. “
As a reminder, season 2 of the anthological series will be based on the new The Nut Tower by Henry James, a famous ghost story already adapted for film in 1961 by Jack Clayton under the title The Innocents. This feature film had also inspired Alejandro Amenabar for his film The Others with Nicole Kidman. Le Tour d’écrou tells the terrifying story of a housekeeper hired by a wealthy bachelor to take care of her nephew and niece, with a strange behavior, in a large isolated house in the countryside. The cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor features many actors from the first season, including Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel.
Behind the scenes of episode 6 of The Haunting of Hill House: