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Excellent news for horror buffs: The Haunting of Bly Manor has not only managed to swerve pandemic-related delays, it's officially been given an autumn release date.
The sequel to Netflix's hit supernatural series The Haunting of Hill House is coming in autumn - and while there's no exact date to mark in our calendars just yet, that's enough to get us super excited.
Netflix revealed the news on Twitter alongside a first-look poster at the series - a sketch showing a long-haired girl immersed in water while fully clothed in a white dress.
Behind her, we can just about make out a manor house in the distance - Bly Manor, no doubt.
The poster also came with a cryptic clue about the series: "The Haunting of Bly Manor arrives this fall. Until then... look beneath the surface."
But cryptic it is not: if you actually do look beneath the ripples of the water, you can see a ton of faces looking back at you. Didn't notice it first time? Us neither!
Who could the people be? Are they still alive? WHAT IS THE MEANING OF IT ALL?
Until now, details have remained sparse on the plot. 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... Shudder.
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.
"Everything's on schedule. I'm really excited for you guys to see it."
Hell yeah it is, and now we finally have that release date! Excited isn't the word.
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