Over the weekend, Netflix released The Haunting of Bly Manor, the second chapter in The Haunting… anthology series and the follow-up to 2018’s The Haunting of Hill House.
Now, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producers Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy discussed the possibility of a third season in the horror series, and while there is nothing official as of yet, they are certainly open to returning for another chapter.
″A ghost is an impact from the past on the present in every ghost story. That’s all it really is, no matter how you dress it up,″ Flanagan said. ″A ghost is simply an element of the past that refuses to live in the past and instead just encroaches upon the present that it alters the present. It changes the trajectory of the person who’s experiencing that little piece of the past… That link between memory and ghosts and between ghosts and the past, that is the lifeblood of the show.″
“I feel like there’s no shortage of ghosts in the world for all of us,” he adds. “So, if we could find some common language with which to talk about them, then that’s something we always aspire to do this season or beyond, if that’s the way it goes.”
While the future of The Haunting… series is currently unknown, we do know Flanagan is currently in production on the new Netflix horror series Midnight Mass. The seven-episode series follows an isolated island community experiencing miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. The cast includes Kate Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House), Zach Gilford (The Purge: Anarchy), Hamish Linklater (Legion), and Annabeth Gish (The Haunting of Hill House).
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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).