Netflix has opened the crypt on the first trailer for Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Bly Manor. If nothing else is clear from the preview, the young governess played by Victoria Pedretti has been criminally underpaid.
This spiritual successor to 2018’s The Haunting of Hill House is based on Henry James’ classic tale The Turn of the Screw. It follows a young woman to Bly Manor, where she is charged with the care and education of an adolescent brother and sister. The original 1898 novella develops a charged atmosphere of doubt; and while the governess strongly suspects there are ghosts communicating with the children, the reader is never quite certain. Well, the trailer brooks no such doubts: these ghosts are real, and they are here to fuck shit up.
In addition to Pedretti, the cast includes Flanagan regulars Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and his wife Kate Siegel, as well as new teammates T’Nia Miller and Rahul Kohli. Check out the first trailer below.
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