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The Haunting of Hill House season 2 is actually a new horror anthology series

Hold onto your adrenal glands, because we just found out that The Haunting of Hill House season 2 will, in fact, be a horror anthology series rather than a direct sequel. It will be out in 2020 and it's based on the work of Henry James, who wrote the 1898 creepfest The Turn of the Screw.

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The Turn of the Screw mixes ghosts and madness as a governess arrives at Bly Manor and takes over the care of two children, only to become convinced the family is being visited by ghosts. It's fertile ground for a new horror series to work with, and The Haunting of Hill House certainly proved that its creators can adapt historical horror fiction with terrifying results. The series will air on Netflix, which is fast becoming one of my most reliable sources of nightmares. 

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“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away,” Netflix's Cindy Holland told Deadline. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”

Unless the show's creators take on the American Horror Story tradition of bringing back the same actors in new roles, it's unlikely we'll get to see any of our favorites in Bly Manor. Not that the cast wouldn't be interested. 

"Very early on, when we were still shooting this show, we had conversations about what a second season could look like and I think that one of the crazy things about Mike (Flanagan) is that he is an infinite well of ideas and stories," said Michiel Huisman, who played Steven Crain.

"I don’t think he ever sleeps! There are possibilities - if the show is a hit - to create a second season and still be in this world of Hill House."

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Rachel Weber
Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Rachel began working in games journalism in 2006, combing her love of video games with her passion for writing. Starting as a fresh-faced staff writer of Official PlayStation Magazine, she went on to cover the business side of the industry with, before joining Rolling Stone's ambitious - if short-lived - Glixel project in 2016. She returned to Future and joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.

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