If things start to move again at night, don't be afraid; it's just the ghosts of The Haunting of Hill House season 2 - AKA the Haunting of Bly Manor - come back to haunt you again. With the return of the Netflix series this fall, Vanity Fair has released a bunch of new images to make us shine.
There are not many ghosts. Well, not yet. And the images are surprisingly bright and colorful for such a spooky sight. They also feature actors familiar from the first season, such as Oliver Jackson-Cohen, but they don't play the same characters. Take a look below.
Why do the same actors play different characters? This is because the new season is an adaptation of new material: Henry James 'The Turn of the Screw. However, as revealed by GamesRadar + last year , this isn ' isn't the only ghost story the series will tell: expect elements from The Jolly Corner, about a menacing doppelgänger, and The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, about two sisters and a mysterious chest of beloved dresses, to showcase .
"The process is the same, in that it is a literary remix," producer Trevor Macy told Vanity Fair. "You want to update the story, you want to find any fertile ground to elevate the character that you can in the source material, but we obviously took some liberties in updating it with a more setting. modern. "
Kate Siegel and Peter Quint are again alongside Oliver Jackson-Cohen. "There is a lot of talk about him in the book about the fact that he is a very toxic person, and particularlyvery toxic in relationships, "said showrunner Mike Flanagan." One of the things that was exciting for Ollie this year, after playing this very broken and vulnerable in the first season, was coming in and playing a villain, but trying to find a way to play a villain that wasn't that easy. It was just something else that we tried to say really loudly: people are good and bad, we Sometimes the dials are turned a little too far, or way too far, one way or the other. "
You may also notice that there are a lot of dolls in the pictures. That's because they play a key role in this story. "Dolls, for kids, are a way to play with representations of real people," said Flanagan. "I think so only for kids it's about control. Kids have so little agency. Dolls provide that. But there is also a darker side.
"Ownership, claiming someone, stop looking at them like a human, and instead look at them like an object, like a doll… we can draw lines to all kinds of toxic romantic relationships that way, and get into gender politics and objectifying women especially by that genre. "
Looks like we're going to have some very scary doll action. The Haunting of Hill House season 2 still doesn't have a specific release date. Before you hit Netflix, be sure to keep up to date with all best Netflix movies and all best scary doll movies (because, yes, we have a list for that).