The Book Behind The Haunting of Bly Manor Proves It'll Be Just as Creepy as Hill House

TVGuide.com | 2/22/2019 | Amanda Bell
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Bye bye Hill House; hello Bly Manor.

The Haunting of Hill House was the breakout sensation of the spooky season last fall, and while we won't be pulling a Nell Crain and return to titular malicious mansion, the show has been renewed for another season as an anthology on Netflix. For the second season, called The Haunting of Bly Manor, showrunner Mike Flanagan has decided to reinterpret Henry James' 1898 horror novella The Turn of the ****.

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This means we might never find out the gory details about all those creepy ghosts floating around in The Haunting of Hill House — whatever was happening with Aunt Hazel and the little boy ghoul who banged on the walls still deserves a spin-off, though — but the good news is that the new story at hand for Season 2 is pretty wicked, too.

Mike Flanagan's interpretation of Shirley Jackson's classic novel was nothing short of sensational, so let's break down a few things we can probably expect from his take on James' novella, The Haunting of Bly Manor.

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1. It'll center on another haunted house, duh. It might go without saying, but the second season of the anthology series is also going to take place in a haunted house. Bly Manor is the name of the estate where the action takes place in Turn of the ****, and, yes, it's a sprawling palace filled with the same kind of eerie emptiness that made Hill House such a bedeviling place. Instead of Massachusetts, though, the home is in the quaint countryside outside London. Whether Flanagan will keep the same 19th century setting as the original remains to be seen, though.

2. There won't be any loving parents in this home. Unlike Hill House, the parents in Turn of the **** are completely absent from the picture. The two...
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