Netflix Sets Title for ‘Haunting of Hill House’ Season 2 – Which Is Definitely Not About Hill House (Video)

Next chapter in Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s anthology series expected to launch in 2020

Last Updated: February 21, 2019 @ 9:26 PM

Welp, we now know where Netflix is going to be haunting you next and it’s definitely not Hill House.

On Thursday, news broke Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy had signed a multi-year overall TV deal with the streamer and that their surprise hit series, “The Haunting of Hill House,” had been renewed for a second season. Now labeled an anthology series, “The Haunting” Season 2 will feature “a new story with all new characters” and will have “no connection” to Season 1.

Shortly after that announcement, Netflix tweeted a video via the official “Haunting of Hill House” account, along with instructions for users to “listen closely” to the clip to try and “guess” where Season 2 takes place.

And about 40 mins after that, they gave fans the answer with another video and this message: “You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020.”

So yes, Hill House is out and Bly Manor — a setting from Henry James’ horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw” — is in for the second installment, aptly titled, “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”

We can’t say Flanagan didn’t totally warn you this would be the case for Season 2 — which does not yet have a premiere date beyond some time in 2020 — seeing as he flat out said the Crains’ story was over, even if the show was renewed. (Although “Hill House” star Oliver Jackson-Cohen gave TheWrap reason to believe otherwise.)

A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, “The Haunting of Hill House” launched last October on Netflix.

The 10-episode installment 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 (Jackson-Cohen) and Nellie (Victoria 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.

TheWrap reached out to Netflix to ask if any of the cast members from Season 1 will return for “The Haunting of Bly Manor” as different characters, with a spokesperson for the streamer responding that no casting details are available at this time.

See the teasers below.