Hill House Star Kate Siegel Headlines Latest Casting Additions for The Haunting of Bly Manor
A handful of new cast members have joined the upcoming horror story from director Mike Flanagan.
By Chris Morse
This weekend brought us several exciting new casting additions for Mike Flanagan's upcoming The Haunting of Bly Manor, which already saw a handful of first-season stars set to return to play new characters. Joining Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Henry Thomas is Kate Siegel, as reported by TheWrap. The actress played the adult Theo Crain in Hill House.
Additionally, we can also expect to see Poppy Hill actress Catherine Parker, along with a few series newcomers as announced by Flanagan late last week. Joining the series are iZombie's Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Amelie Smith, and Benjamin Ainsworth. Kohli is listed as a series regular in the role of a small town guy with a worldly mindset, returning to the country to take care of his ailing mother. Young stars Smith and Ainsworth will play the governess' two children, Flora and Miles, respectively.
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, along with adult Theo actress Kate Siegel as well as Catherine Parker, who played Poppy Hill. They will be joined by Rahul Kohli (iZombie), T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Amelie Smith, and Benjamin Ainsworth.
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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The Haunting of Bly Manor to Feature More Episode Directors
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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.
Mike Flanagan Talks Bringing Back More Hill House Stars for The Haunting of Bly Manor
The filmmaker also says the new season will be much scarier than the first, which is saying something given how terrifying the inaugural story was.