Hot off yesterday’s news that Oliver Jackson-Cohen will be headlining Leigh Whannell’s upcoming new spin on The Invisible Man, now comes word that the actor will be returning for The Haunting of Bly Manor.
If you remember, The Haunting of Bly Manor is the follow-up season to Mike Flanagan’s stunning The Haunting of Hill House. In Hill House, Jackson-Cohen played poor Luke Crain. This time out, with The Haunting of Bly Manor telling a completely different story, Jackson-Cohen will be playing a “charming fellow” called Peter. The Wrap confirmed the news, and the actor joins fellow Hill House alum Victoria Pedretti in returning to the whole Haunting of anthology offering.
In terms of what we know about The Haunting of Bly Manor, this new season of television will be based around Henry James’ gothic terror The Turn of the Screw. That tale takes place at an old country mansion and largely centres on a pair of orphans who are looked after by a governess.
Should The Haunting of Bly Manor be even half as gripping as The Haunting of Hill House, genre fans will be treated to something truly special.