First Look Images of Netflix's 'The Haunting of Bly Manor'
The countdown to Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Bly Manor starts now!
New house. New family. New story - those are the underlying themes behind Netflix's promotional campaigns for Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Henry James' late 19th-century horror novella, The Turn of the Screw.
This week, Netflix - by way of The Haunting of Bly Manor's Twitter account - released a series of first-look pics featuring a cast of new and familiar faces. There's also a great behind the scenes feature - which you can read here - courtesy of Vanity Fair. We've dropped the pics below for your convenience!
Mike Flanagan, the talented writer and director of Shirley Jackson's reimagining of The Haunting of Hill House returns as the series helmer. Flanagan reunites with Victoria Pedretti, whose grief-stricken portrayal as the elder Nell Crain (aka Bent-Neck Lady) will forever haunt my dreams with sadness. This time, Pedretti will play an American tutor who is sent to care for two unusual children out in a country manor called Bly. The manor, much like Shirley Jackson’s eerie and ghostly Hill House, is also the home of evil apparitions looking to possess the souls of the two children who inhabit the home, Miles (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) and Flora (Amelie Bea Smith) Wingrave.
Bly will also feature the return of Haunting of Hill House Alum, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (a calculating business associate of the Miles and Flora’s uncle, Peter Quint), Henry Thomas (as Miles and Flora’s wealthy uncle Henry), and Kate Siegel whose character is being kept under wraps.
Additionally, Bly will introduce T’Nia Miller (Hannah Grose, manager of Bly Manor), Tahirah Sharif (Miles and Flora’s previous governess - yep, can you guess what happens to her?), Amelia Eve (Jamie, groundskeeper of the Bly Manor), and Rahul Kohli (resident chef Owen).
Netflix has yet to drop a release date but I would expect an announcement accompanying a teaser trailer soon!