The second season of the Netflix anthology series dubbed ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ will see the return of Kate Siegel. However, her new role is unknown.
Siegel played Theodora Crain in ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ the first season of the Mike Flanagan series. She is also Flanagan’s wife, and has been in several of his movies, comprising of ‘Oculus,’ ‘Hush,’ ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil,’ and ‘Gerald’s Game.’ Other credits include one episode appearances in CBS’ ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ NBC’s ‘Castle,’ and TNT’s ‘Mob City.’
She joins returning cast members Victoria Pedretti (‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (‘Emerald City’) and Henry Thomas (‘Gerald’s Game’). Pedretti will play the governess, Dani, who is looking after two unique children in an old country mansion. Jackson-Cohen will portray Peter, a charming fellow, while Thomas has an undisclosed role.
Additionally, another casting announcement will occur on Friday:
I'll be making more BLY MANOR casting announcements here tomorrow and Friday… stay tuned! @haunting
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) August 28, 2019
At this point, it’s best to assume some or all of the remaining core actors from last season, such as Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, and Lulu Wilson, will return as well.
Meanwhile, this next season will center around a new story and new characters. Bly Manor is the setting of Henry James’ psychological gothic horror novella ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ This is in the same vein of the first season, where Shirley Jackson’s novel ‘The Haunting’ was the source material.
Moreover, Mike Flanagan serves as creator, producer and director on the series. Flanagan is becoming a juggernaut in the horror genre. His horror movie resume includes ‘Oculus,’ ‘Hush,’ ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil,’ and ‘Gerald’s Game.’ Next, he has ‘Doctor Sleep,’ the sequel to Stephen King’s ‘The Shining,’ releasing November 8th.
Further, filming will begin September 30th and wrap February 21, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ will premiere sometime in 2020.
Source: Mike Flanagan