The Haunting of Hill House creator says season two is going to be even scarier than the first

Zoe Shenton
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From Cosmopolitan

Remember just how downright scary Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House was? We're still having nightmares about the scene where Bent Neck Lady Nell, looking all creepy with her rotting, sunken face, appears literally out of nowhere when her sisters are fighting in the car and lets out a blood-curdling scream. Well, show creator Mike Flanagan has said the second season is going to be even more terrifying than that.

"It's scarier. It's a lot more frightening, just on a visceral level," he told Entertainment Weekly.

After Netflix confirmed the new series back in February, Mike has also been sharing lots of other exciting details about the sequel. Here's everything you need to know:

What is The Haunting of Hill House season two about?

The second season is actually called The Haunting of Bly Manor and is inspired by a number of Henry James's ghost stories, including 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw, which follows the story of a governess who is looking after two children, Flora and Miles, at Bly Manor. Before long, she starts to see strangers around the property and the grounds, and we all know what to expect next...

When asked if season two will have any links to season one, Mike told EW: "There are definitely going to be things that will set off that little dopamine rush that those kind of connections create. But it's not a direct connection from a story point of view."

Who will star in The Haunting of Hill House season two?

The major stars of The Haunting of Hill House will all be making a return. Henry Thomas (young Hugh Crain), Kate Siegel (Theo Crain) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Luke Crain) will all be playing exciting new characters. Before the second series was announced, Carla Gugino (Olivia Crain) said she would also love to be asked back if there was a second series, though it's not yet clear if she will be part of the returning cast members.

What else has Mike Flanagan said about The Haunting of Hill House season two?

What else has Mike Flanagan said about The Haunting of Hill House season two?

As well as revealing it will be more frightening than the first series, he said it's been a treat to work with Henry James's scariest books.

"There's a tonne of wonderful surprises to this season that come from some of his [Henry James] ghost stories that have never been adapted. But they all thematically fit together really nicely," he told Digital Spy.

"So it's been a real joy crafting the narrative of this season. And I think if people liked season one, there's going to be a lot more to like in the second season."

When will The Haunting of Hill House season two be on TV?

An official date is yet to be released but we do know it will be coming to Netflix at some point in 2020.

Netflix confirmed the show was returning in February 2019.

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