Here Are All the Casting Announcements for Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor

House sure seems haunted.
House sure seems haunted.
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Manors are built to be haunted, so far as TV and film is concerned, and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan’s awaited follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, now has a cast to do the haunting.

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Over the past few days, Flanagan has been tweeting up a storm, slowly unveiling a series of exciting new additions to the cast of the upcoming Netflix show. Let’s run them down.

First, a couple we already knew about: Henry Thomas (E.T.), and Kate Siegel, returning from the original series, and also Mike Flanagan’s wife, fun facts.

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Another returning cast member will be Catherine Parker, who played Poppy Hill. Flanagan also announced a whole slew of exciting new faces.

T’Nia Miller (Doctor Who) will join the show in a lead role, as well Rahul Kohli, who I adore on iZombie. We’ll also see Amelia Eve (Big Boys Don’t Cry), and playing Miles and Flora, two major characters, will be Benjamin Ainsworth and Amelie Smith.

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This is a big cast for what looks like a strong followup. The Haunting of Bly Manor, based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, is coming up sometime in the future. If you’re a Flanagan fan, though, catch Doctor Sleep in theaters on November 8th.


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I hope that Flanagan’s series sends everyone back to watch the best adapation of Turn of the Screw: Jack Clayton’s 1961 film, The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr and Michael Redgrave. The kid who played Miles in Clayton’s film, Martin Stephens, was très creepy.