Move over American Horror Story, there’s a new cooked anthology series in town and it’s one y’all are already familiar with: hit Netflix series Haunting of Hill House.
The streaming giant has announced that they’ve ordered a new instalment of the freaky deaky series which they are calling The Haunting anthology, which means the next chapter will feature brand new characters, a different setting and a new breed of spooky entities.
Much like AHS, each season will have a different name which will be based on the setting of the haunting. Netflix confirmed via Twitter that season two’s title is The Haunting of Bly Manor, coming in 2020.
It will be based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, which tells the story of a governess hired to look after a pair of siblings who are under the control of supernatural creatures who inhabit the house.
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Netflix has also entered into a multi-year overall television deal with series creator Mike Flanagan and executive producer Trevor Macy in which the pair will produce new TV projects exclusively for the international streaming lords.
“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on ‘The Haunting’ series and future projects to come.”
“Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ not to mention ‘Gerald’s Game,’ ‘Hush,’ and ‘Before I Wake,’” said Flanagan and Macy.
“They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”
So folks, you’ve got 12 months, give or take, to stock up on spare underwear which you’ll no doubt need when The Haunting of Bly Manor drops next year.