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Haunting of Hill House S02: Everything We Know

February 16, 2020
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Haunting of Hill House season 2

Created by acclaimed director Mike Flanagan (‘Oculus,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’), ‘Haunting of Hill House’ premiered in October, 2018, and became a cultural phenomenon within just a month of its release. The show has been lauded for its brilliant writing, effective direction, hauntingly beautiful score, electric performances, seamless timeline shifts, and mostly, for terrorizing the audience without relying on cheap scare-tactics. It holds a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Quentin Tarantino listed the show as his favorite Netflix series, and even the “King of Horror,” Stephen King, praised the show in his tweet:

After receiving such a tremendous response from horror fans and critics, the show was bound to return. Netflix renewed the show for a second season, as an anthology series on February 21, 2019. If you still can’t get over the most “earned” jump scare in the history of modern-day Television and are interested in finding out what’s to come in the ‘Haunting of Hill House’ season 2, keep reading.

Haunting of Hill House Season 2 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?

‘Haunting of Hill House’ Season 1 premiered on Netflix on October 12, 2018. All the 10-episodes released on the same day. There hasn’t been any official announcement regarding the exact release date of ‘Haunting of Hill House’ season 2. However, the makers have confirmed that it will drop in the year 2020.

Since the first season released a year after going into production, it is safe to assume that ‘Haunting of Hill House’ season 2 will release sometime around October 2020, as it went into production on September 30, 2019. All the episodes will be available for streaming, on the same day, on Netflix. The season 2 of the show has officially been titled ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

Haunting of Hill House Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?

‘Haunting of Hill House’ features a stellar cast comprising ‘The Twilight Saga’ fame Elizabeth Reaser (younger version – Lulu Wilson) as the eldest daughter, Shirley; ‘Hush’ actor Kate Siegel (McKenna Grace) as the middle child, Theodora “Theo” Crain; and ‘The Age of Adaline’ star Michiel Huisman (Paxton Singleton) as the eldest son, Steven Crain. The youngest Crain children are – ‘You’ actor Victoria Pedretti (Violet McGraw) as the younger twin, Eleanor “Nell” Crain, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Julian Hilliard) as the elder twin, Luke Crain.

‘Gerald’s Game’ star Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas (Timothy Hutton) appear as the mother and father, Olivia and Hugh Crain, respectively. The cast also includes Annabeth Gish, Anthony Ruivivar, Samantha Sloyan, Levy Tran, James Lafferty, Robert Longstreet, Jordane Christie and Olive Elise Abercrombie.

Since it’s an anthology series, none of the actors are supposed to reprise their roles in season 2. However, it has been confirmed that Victoria Pedretti (as Dani), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (as Peter), Henry Thomas, Catherine Parker, and Kate Siegel are set to return in season 2, along with some new faces – T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith and Amelia Eve.

Here’s a casting announcement thread from the creator, Mike Flanagan.

Haunting of Hill House Season 2 Plot: What is it About?

Season 1 showcases the story of the Crains. A house-flipper Hugh moves to a derelict Hill House mansion in 1992, along with his family – wife Olivia and children – Shirley, Steven, Luke, Theo, and Nell. He aims to revamp the property and make it ready for sale in the market. Everything goes well until they start having strange, sinister and inexplicable experiences. One unfortunate night, their life crumbles down, and they flee from Hill House, never to return. However, 26 years later, they reluctantly assemble after a death in their family, which is caused by the Hill House curse.

As it’s an anthology series, the second season will deal with a different story. It is predominately based on Henry’s James’ horror novel ‘The Turn of the Screw’ but it will also take inspiration from Henry’s other works.

The official plot has not been revealed yet. However, here’s what we know. In season 2, we can expect to see a story that revolves around siblings Flora and Miles, and their care-taker. Flora and Miles lost their parents recently and are ordered to remain under the care of their Uncle, in London. However, in order to get rid of the kids, the Uncle sends them to the family’s country home Bly Manor, in Essex, along with the governess, as their guardian. While looking after the children, the governess begins to have paranormal experiences involving the apparitions of a man and woman, and she starts questioning her sanity.

Haunting of Hill House Trailer

Check out the trailer of the first season, as we wait for the trailer of ‘Haunting of Hill House’ season 2.

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