Netflix's Haunting Of Bly Manor Is Bringing Back A Hill House Star As Lead

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The Haunting of Hill House was a huge hit when it premiered in 2018. It made it onto both CinemaBlend’s Nick Venable and Laura Hurley’s respective lists of last year's best television shows. The series will have a Season 1 presence fronting the anthology’s next installment: The Haunting of Bly Manor. Check out the announcement below:

That’s right! The Haunting of Hill House’s Victoria Pedretti will lead the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor. It already has a release year – 2020. Pedretti will play Dani, the governess to a pair of “unique children.” As previously revealed, Season 2 will be an adaptation of Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw.

Its story follows Victoria Pedretti’s Dani as she takes care of the children in a remotely-located house in the country. Possibly residing there with them are ghosts. The second season takes its title from the house that serves as its potentially haunted backdrop, Bly Manor.

The casting news means that there will be an American Horror Story-style reprise by a cast member from an earlier season. The FX series has also seen the recurring return of some of its ensemble members. Victoria Pedretti played Eleanor “Nell” Crain Vance in The Haunting of Hill House Season 1.

For a refresher, Nell and her twin brother, Luke, were the two youngest members of the Crain family. The role and her performance served as a huge breakthrough for Victoria Pedretti. She will also be starring alongside a Chicago Fire vet in the high-profile second season of Netflix’s You. Pedretti will take on the lead role of Joe’s next obsession.

Fans will have to stay tuned to learn who else joins The Haunting of Hill House’s cast. Earlier this month, Carla Gugino, who played the Crain’s matriarch, Olivia, in Season 1 weighed in on potentially taking part in Season 2. She seemed optimistic with scheduling playing a role in, whether it would work out or not.

The Haunting of Hill House became a sensation upon its release on Netflix. Following its success, a second season was to be expected. In late 2018, the show’s creator offered a Season 2 update regarding whether the show would continue following the Crain family.

Thankfully, Season 1 did not end on that initially planned cliffhanger. That would have made the news a lot harder to deal with. The first season had fans speculating about a finale detail, which was eventually shot down by The Haunting of Hill House’s creator. Another season means more opportunities for fans to scrutinize every aspect of another haunting.

The Haunting of Bly Manor will arrive on Netflix in 2020. In the meantime, The Haunting of Hill House is currently available to binge, alongside lots of other new Netflix content. Summer television will also be bringing the heat with its premiere slate.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.