‘Hill House’ Alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ (Exclusive)

TheWrap | 7/15/2019 | Jennifer Maas
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“The Haunting of Hill House” alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen has joined “The Haunting of Bly Manor” in a leading role, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Jackson-Cohen — who played Luke Crain on “Hill House” and is the second Season 1 star to join Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology series, following Victoria Pedretti’s casting — will play Peter, described simply as “a charming fellow.”

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Additional character details are being kept under wraps, but TheWrap has learned Jackson-Cohen’s character will, of course, interact with Pedretti’s, a governess named Dani “who takes care of two very unusual children.”

Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House' Star Victoria Pedretti to Return for 'Bly Manor'

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Now dubbed the “Haunting” anthology, the show’s 10-episode first season, “Hill House,” launched last October and centered around the Crain family: father Hugh (older version played by Timothy Hutton, younger version portrayed by Henry Thomas), mother Olivia (Carla Gugino), and their children, Steve (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Kate Siegel), Luke (Jackson-Cohen) and Nellie (Pedretti).

The story follows the events that transpired during the one summer the Crains lived in the titular haunted home and their lives decades after leaving Hill House due to a tragic incident.

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While “Hill House” is an adaptation of “The Haunting of Hill House,” Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic novel, when Netflix renewed the Mike Flanagan-created series for Season 2 in February, the streaming service revealed it would be “a new story with all new characters” titled “The Haunting of...
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