Netflix Releases First Look Images For 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor'
Yep, another horror show from Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan is coming, and the pictures prove it's going to be as skin-crawlingly scary as the last.
Here's a throwback to the first series if you need a reminder of why this is not one to miss:
Until now, details have remained sparse on the plot for Bly Manor.
All we know officially is that the new season will have no connection to the first, with new characters, a new storyline and a brand new creepy house, based on Henry James' The Turn Of The Screw.
It's an old novella horror from 1898 and the story centres around a governess who is sent to look after two children, Flora and Miles, in a country house in Essex, Bly Manor.
The governess begins to notice strange figures creeping around the property, which nobody else seems to be able to see. We imagine one of them *might* be a girl in a white dress who likes to hang about in the water...
But we've finally been given a preview of what's to come thanks to the series of teaser pics - and they do not disappoint.
In one image from the upcoming show, Victoria Pedretti - who is starring as the American governess - can be seen looking crestfallen in a room full of super eery dolls.
Meanwhile, Amelia Bea Smith and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth star as children who know a little more than they're admitting, as their creepy spoiler shots reveal.
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Another picture shows Henry Thomas, who stars as the children's uncle, who has sent them off to live in the manor so he doesn't have to look after them - but why does he look so scarred by whatever he's staring at?!
Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel are also returning for the series, which doesn't yet have an official release date, but has been confirmed to be landing in 'autumn'.
The news of the new series is exciting for many who expected it to be delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, director Mike Flanagan confirmed the joyous news that The Haunting of Bly Manor was still on schedule.
"I don't expect it to be delayed one bit. We didn't really miss a step, believe it or not. We had already wrapped before the whole COVID shutdown hit all the productions," he said while on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast.
"We had a couple of weeks where we had to kind of figure out how to continue post remotely. But my post team also, you know, where I've been with now, my whole career, they cracked it real fast and we've been doing everything on these virtual sessions.
"I think Netflix, they haven't announced when it's coming out. They've got their own plan. But we've been jamming through post. It's been going great. It's definitely later this year. It's not going to get kicked off into 2021, or anything."
He added to Vanity Fair: "At its foundation, the Haunting series is very much about haunted spaces and haunted people.
"The way we make those things dance together is really going to be what's uniform about Hill House and Bly.
"Outside of that though, it was really important for all of us not to play the same notes we played for the first season".
We've never been more excited to not be able to sleep for a week.
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