The first teaser ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ is out now.
Netflix released a teaser trailer for the upcoming horror drama series on Monday, directed entirely by horror maestro Mike Flanagan.
The new show is a follow-up to the wildly successful and critically acclaimed series ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, from creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy.
The makers have also revealed first look pictures from the forthcoming Netflix horror series giving the first glimpse of the series.
A new home. pic.twitter.com/VXBBsGamdC— The Haunting of Bly Manor (@haunting) August 24, 2020
‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ is scheduled to hit the streaming service on Oct 9.
A new family. pic.twitter.com/CXIihbriXh— The Haunting of Bly Manor (@haunting) August 24, 2020
Set in 1980s England, ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ is based on the 1898 gothic novella by Henry James called The Turn of the Screw.
The new season features the story of two orphans (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith) looked after by a young governess (Victoria Pedretti), who acts as the narrator.
In the one-minute-long teaser, the viewers see the Bly Manor come alive with haunted dolls, creepy wells, grand architecture, and strange children.
The official synopsis of ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ reads, “After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance.At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.”
Flanagan said in an interview with Vanity Fair that ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ provides a “new way to tell a love story,” and there are three of them that “really beat at the heart” of this season.
He further added that they all have a “very dark” edge to them.
The creator also revealed that it will be “really hard” to differentiate tragedy with romance, by the end of the series. Flanagan mentioned that sense of romantic longing for someone who meant so much but is now gone really is the heart of any ghost story, reports Republic World.