In shades of ‘American Horror Story’, Netflix’s ‘Haunting’ anthology series, which kicked off with last year’s hit ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ will bring back previous cast members in new roles. The second season will be known as ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who portrayed struggling addict Luke in ‘Hill House’, will be back as Peter, who is only described as “a charming fellow.” He joins Victoria Pedretti, who played his twin sister Nell on ‘Hill House’ and will portray “Dani, a governess who takes care of two unusual children” on ‘Bly Manor’.
Netflix announced plans in February to carry on after ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, which was conceived of as a miniseries. But after it proved so successful, the streamer decided to turn it into an anthology. ‘Hill House’ was based on the book of the same name by Shirley Jackson, while ‘Bly Manor’ will adapt Henry Miller’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’. Pedretti stated that ‘Bly Manor’ would arrive in 2020.
‘The Turn of the Screw’ was previously adapted into a play in the 1950s, and into the movie ‘The Innocents’ in 1961.
Pedretti announced her return two weeks ago in a video posted on Twitter, stating:
“Hey, everyone, I’m very excited to announce that I will be returning to the Haunting universe in Season 2, The Haunting of Bly Manor. I play Dani, a governess who takes care of two unusual children. Our incredible writing team is writing the new season right now, and I’m so excited to get going. It will hit Netflix in 2020, and I think you’re going to love it.”
Jackson-Cohen has just been cast to star as Adrian Griffin, the lead in Universal/Blumhouse’s ‘The Invisible Man’. Both that picture and ‘Bly Manor’ appear to be in pre-production, so it remains to be seen which will begin filming first.
Pedretti will be seen in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and in Season 2 of Netflix’s ‘You’.
Source: TV Line