Update (August 31): And we have (a more specific) official air date!
Netflix dropped an official teaser trailer today (August 31) confirming that The Haunting of Hill House spin-off The Haunting of Bly Manor will officially hit the streaming service during the spookiest month of the year, just in time for Halloween, on October 9.
Check out the trailer for yourself above.
Original (August 24): Netflix has confirmed when The Haunting of Hill House spin-off will air.
Announced last year, The Haunting of Bly Manor will feature several Hill House cast members as well as new actors in a story loosely based on the 1898 Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw.
On Monday (August 24), the official The Haunting of Bly Manor Twitter account dropped a number of still images from the series, showing the likes of Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Henry Thomas taking on all new roles.
It also dropped a chilling poster for the show, which confirms it will air on Netflix this Autumn.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will follow American tutor Dani Clayton (Pedretti) as she takes on a new job teaching orphans Miles and Flora Wingrave in their stately home, only to discover the house has a grim history.
Henry Thomas will play Henry Wingrave, the distant uncle of the Wingrave children, while Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays Peter Quint, his shady associate.
Interestingly, Hill House actress Kate Siegel's role is still being kept under wraps.
Vanity Fair reports the series will also take inspiration from Henry James' other works The Jolly Corner and The Romance of Certain Old Clothes.
Speaking recently, The Haunting of Bly Manor creator and director Mike Flanagan confirmed the fan-favourite ghosts will have their own backstories this time around.
"This season we wanted our hidden elements to tell their own story," he said.
And very much unlike the first season, they're actually going to be explained. By the end of the season, you're going to know who they are and why they're there."
T'Nia Miller, Tahirah Sharif, Amelia Eve and Rahul Kohli will also star.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will air on Netflix on October 9.
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