‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Adds ‘Hill House’ Alum Catherine Parker, ‘iZombie’ Star Rahul Kohli

T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Benjamin Ainsworth and Amelie Smith also join Season 2 of Netflix horror anthology

Last Updated: August 30, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

“Haunting of Hill House” alum Catherine Parker has joined “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” series creator Mike Flanagan said on Friday. He also revealed that Rahul Kohli (“iZombie”), T’Nia Miller (“Years and Years”) Amelia Eve, Benjamin Ainsworth and Amelie Smith have been added to the cast.

The five series newcomers and Parker — who played the ghost Poppy Hill on “Hill House” — join a cast that includes fellow Season 1 alums Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kate Siegel (the latter two castings exclusively reported by TheWrap).

While “The Haunting of Hill House” was an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic novel of the same name, when Netflix renewed the Flanagan-created series for Season 2 — and turned it into “The Haunting” anthology — in February, the streaming service revealed that next chapter would launch in 2020 and be “a new story with all new characters” titled “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw.”

For “Bly Manor,” Pedretti will star as a governess named Dani “who takes care of two very unusual children” and that Jackson-Cohen has been cast as Peter, described as “a charming fellow.” Character details for Siegel, Thomas, Parker, Kohli, Miller and Eve’s roles on “Bly Manor” are being kept under wraps for now. But Flanagan says Ainsworth and Smith will be playing Miles and Flora, “critical” characters from “Turn of the Screw.”

“The Haunting of Hill House” premiered last October and centered around the Crain family: father Hugh (older version played by Timothy Hutton, younger version played by Thomas), mother Olivia (Carla Gugino), and their children, Steve (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Siegel), Luke (Jackson-Cohen) and Nellie (Pedretti).

The story follows the events that transpired during the one summer the Crains lived in the titular haunted home and their lives decades after leaving Hill House due to a tragic incident.

Flanagan is the creator of “The Haunting of Bly Manor” with Trevor Macy executive producing. Macy and Flanagan — who signed an overall deal with Netflix in February — will produce through their Intrepid Pictures banner, with Paramount TV and Amblin TV also producing.

Intrepid Pictures has multiple upcoming projects including “Doctor Sleep,” distributed by Warner Bros. on Nov. 8, which Flanagan wrote and directed and Macy produced; “Midnight Mass,” a horror series for Netflix; and horror thriller “Eli,” directed by Ciarán Foy and produced by Macy, for Netflix.

See Flanagan’s tweets about the new castings below.

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