How is The Haunting of Bly Manor different from The Haunting of Hill House? Creator Mike Flanagan has explained.
It’s not long now before horror fans can get their hands on the successor series to Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. Utilising some of the same cast and with the same creator in Mike Flanagan, Bly Manor has got plenty of potential.
But what makes the new show different from Hill House? Well, speaking to EW, Mike Flanagan has shared the similarities and what sets them apart:
“Similar to The Haunting of Hill House, I really wanted to play more with ghosts as an expression of emotional wounds that we do carry around — how the past and present can echo each other, that moments don’t fall like dominoes, they fall like confetti. Though Haunting of Hill House is about a very tight family, Bly Manor is about strangers, a family that is created. All of the people that inhabit Bly Manor come from completely different backgrounds, and get to know each other through friendship, tension, conflict, and love. What sets Bly Manor apart is that at its heart, it’s a love story. It’s a gothic romance story.”
Hopefully, Bly Manor can live up to its predecessor’s reputation and deliver on plenty of scares amongst a riveting season of television. We will find out on the 9th of October.
Based on the illustrious works of Henry James, The Haunting of Bly Manor is an all-new chapter in The Haunting… anthology series.
The Haunting of Bly Manor features a cast that includes Hill House returnees Kate Siegel, Catherine Parker, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti along with T’Nia Miller (Years and Years), Amelia Eve (Big Boys Don’t Cry), Amelie Smith (EastEnders), Benjamin Ainsworth (Flora and Ulysses) and Rahul Kohli (iZombie).