“The Haunting of Hill House” star Victoria Pedretti will return to lead Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology series, “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”
While “Hill House” is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic novel “The Haunting of Hill House,” when Netflix renewed the Mike Flanagan-created series for Season 2 in February, the streaming service revealed it would 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.”
Pedretti, who played Nell Crain on “Hill House,” will have the leading role of Dani on “Bly Manor,” “a governess who takes care of two very unusual children.”
“The Haunting of Bly Manor” is set to launch in 2020.
Now dubbed the “Haunting” anthology, the show’s 10-episode first season, “Hill House,” launched last October and centered around the Crain family: father Hugh (older version played by Timothy Hutton, younger version portrayed by Henry Thomas), mother Olivia (Carla Gugino), and their children, Steve (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Kate Siegel), Luke (Oliver 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.
Pedretti’s casting on “Bly Manor” makes her a staple actress for Netflix, as she is starring on the upcoming second season of the Penn Badgley-led “You,” which aired its first season on Lifetime and was picked up by the streaming service for Season 2 last December.
Readers can see Pedretti’s video announcing her return below and find out everything we currently know about “Bly Manor” here.
Deadline first reported the news of Pedretti’s casting.
Nellie Crain may be gone, but Victoria Pedretti is returning to the Haunting universe in The Haunting of Bly Manor coming 2020! pic.twitter.com/uWoB5zdxKx
— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) June 28, 2019