The Haunting of Hill House Star Henry Thomas Joins Mike Flanagan’s “Bly Manor”

The actor played the younger Hugh Crain in the debut season of the Netflix Haunting anthology series.

By Chris Morse

Mike Flanagan recently told fans to expect more familiar faces in The Haunting of Bly Manor and the filmmaker has delivered on that promise with the announcement of Hill House star Henry Thomas’ return for the next story. The actor played the younger Hugh Crain in the debut season of this horror anthology and will bring an all-new character to life this time around. He is joining fellow returning stars Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who were previously cast in leading roles.

The new story will be based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella, The Turn of the Screw, which tells the story of a governess who becomes convinced that the grounds of her remote estate are haunted as she raises her two children there. Much like with The Haunting of Hill House, we can expect this adaptation of the source material to be somewhat loose, but we have no doubt it will be every bit as gripping and terrifying as Hill House was.

Leading the cast of the new season are returning Hill House stars Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played the adult versions of Nell and Luke Crain, respectively. Younger Hugh actor Henry Thomas is also returning from the first season. Further casting has yet to be announced at this time.

The Haunting of Bly Manor will premiere sometime in 2020, but that’s all we know for the time being. Be sure to stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the Haunting series in the coming weeks and months.

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