NOTICE: While generally acceptable for the over 14 crowd, there may be some sensitive topics now and then.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is from The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy. It is the next chapter of The Haunting anthology series, this time set in 1980s England.
After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew, Flora and Miles. The kids reside at a creepy mansion named Bly Manor with the estate’s staff: chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller).
All is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are unearthed during the series. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.
Like Hill House, Bly Manor slowly reveals backstory and surprises with each episode and has strong female characters at the center. At the heart of this iteration of Haunting is a not just a ghost story, but also a sweet queer love story.