The Haunting of Bly Manor season 3: Release date, hiatus, cast and everything we know

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Victoria Pedretti in The Haunting of Bly Manor.


In case you’ve binged Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Haunting of Hill House, you are in all probability eager to wrap your self in one other superbly tragic horror. Whereas it is early days for any updates on the following “season” of the anthology, we all know what showrunner Mike Flanagan is presently engaged on, plus the present’s renewal standing at Netflix.

Here is all the pieces we all know concerning the third installment of the Haunting anthology.

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen in Bly Manor.


Launch date and hiatus

Flanagan confirmed to Entertainment Weekly on Oct. 12 that season Three is not in lively improvement but.

Put together to be affected person: It took two years for Bly Manor to reach after Hill Home in 2018 and, judging by Flanagan’s hectic schedule, it would take even longer for the following installment.

Flanagan tweeted in August the primary day of manufacturing on his present Netflix undertaking, Midnight Mass, had kicked off. The horror collection, more likely to hit Netflix in 2021, is about in an remoted island neighborhood and can function Hill Home and Bly Manor actors Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli and Henry Thomas.

However no less than that’ll tide us over till Flanagan’s subsequent undertaking: Revival, a Warner Bros. adaptation of the Stephen King novel by the same name. It could be even darker, with themes like habit and the afterlife. There is no manufacturing begin date but, nevertheless it’ll doubtless start someday in 2021 after Flanagan wraps Midnight Mass.

Flanagan has a take care of Netflix to develop a number of initiatives, so a 3rd installment of Haunting needs to be on its means. However manufacturing may begin as late as 2022.

The timing may additionally rely upon Flanagan’s directing duties. Whereas Flanagan is directing all episodes of Midnight Mass, it hasn’t been introduced but whether or not he’ll direct Revival in 2021. If he chooses to not, that may free him as much as get began on season Three of the Haunting.

We are able to additionally add his directing involvement in season Three to the timing hypothesis: Flanagan directed all episodes of Hill Home, however solely the primary of Bly Manor.

Season Three Netflix renewal standing

As of Oct. 11, the official Netflix renewal status for season Three of the Haunting is: Pending.

This is not trigger for panic: Netflix renewed The Haunting of Hill Home 4 months after its launch, plus Bly Manor has been topping Netflix’s US most-watched shows charts.


Au pair Dani Clayton in Bly Manor, based mostly on The Flip of The Screw.


What is going to season Three be based mostly on?

Every installment of the Haunting anthology is a reimagining of a well-known ghost story. Hill Home drew from Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill Home and Bly Manor is predicated on Henry James ghost tales together with 1898 novella The Flip of The Screw.

What ghost story will Flanagan adapt subsequent? He does not know but, however identical to with the primary two installments, he’ll proceed to discover what it means to be a ghost.

“A ghost is an influence from the previous on the current in each ghost story,” Flanagan told EW in October. “That is all it truly is, irrespective of the way you costume it up. A ghost is just a component of the previous that refuses to dwell previously and as a substitute simply encroaches upon the current that it alters the current. It adjustments the trajectory of the one that’s experiencing that little piece of the previous… That hyperlink between reminiscence and ghosts and between ghosts and the previous, that’s the lifeblood of the present.”

“I really feel like there isn’t any scarcity of ghosts on this planet for all of us,” he continued. “So, if we may discover some frequent language with which to speak about them, then that is one thing we at all times aspire to do that season or past, if that is the best way it goes.”


The Crain household in The Haunting of Hill Home.


The forged need to return

If the Haunting anthology takes the American Horror Story route, it will maintain reusing forged members for various roles in every season’s unconnected story.

Siegel, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas all performed roles in each Hill Home and Bly Manor, so there is a respectable probability Flanagan will proceed to collaborate with them.

But it surely’s nonetheless too early to say.

“I do not actually know something about future seasons,” Pedretti, who performed Hill Home’s Nell and Bly Manor’s au pair Dani Clayton, told The Wrap in October.

Jackson-Cohen, who performed Hill Home’s Luke and Bly Manor’s Peter Quint, mentioned he’d be eager to work with Flanagan once more.

“I believe that it is a type of the place, if Bly Manor does nicely, then I am certain conversations will occur with Netflix,” he informed The Wrap. “But it surely’s completely as much as Mike and fully as much as what concepts he is received up his sleeve. However I believe all of us would undoubtedly collaborate and work with him once more, if the chance arose. However there may be genuinely nothing concrete as of now.”

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Jennifer Bisset