With the weather getting colder and the Halloween season quickly approaching, horror fans are going to need plenty to keep them entertained and thankfully, Netflix have just the thing with their followup to the brilliant The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor.
In the new series, the producers are adopting a brand new story - The Turning Of The Screw by Henry James - and the show shares an awful lot of the terrifying DNA of what made the first series such a hit.
As for the plot, The Haunting Of Bly Manor unfolds over Christmas Eve as a group of friends gather around to share ghost stories. One of the guests, a man named Douglas, begins to tell the tale of two children (Flora and Miles) and their governess (played by Victoria Pedretti).
The governess is hired by a man to take care of his young niece and nephew after the death of their parents. However, both children are strangely distant and oddly silent.
The children also live in a forlorn estate and are frequently haunted by a mysterious evil. With growing horror, the helpless governess realises these fiendish ghouls want the children. However, both children are drawn to the darkness for reasons unknown.
After Netflix released the first trailer and confirmed that the show will be released on October 9, we've now been given a look at some new footage and as the show's creator previously said, the new series in the horror anthology will be "much scarier than Season one."
Take a look at The Haunting of Bly Manor trailer below.
The new season will see some of the Hill House stars returning, but they'll be playing new characters.
For example, Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Catherine Parker are all returning for the new series but they'll have new roles.
Other cast members include newcomers Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Benjamin Ainsworth and Amelie Smith.
Ciaran Foy (Eli, Sinister 2), Yolanda Ramke & Ben Howling (Cargo), Liam Gavin (A Dark Song), and Axelle Carolyn (Tales of Halloween, Grim Grinning Ghost) will all be directing episodes.
From the producers of The Haunting of Hill House comes a new ghost story. The Haunting of Bly Manor arrives October 9th, only on Netflix.
Clip via Netflix