THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Starring: Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Bea Smith, Carla Cugino
2018’s The Haunting of Hill House was one of the best Netflix series to date. It’s creator Mike Flanagan and many of its cast members are back for a new story with The Haunting of Bly Manor and it lives up to its predecessor. Like many ghost stories, this one starts in front of fire. An aged Carla Cugino tells the guests of a wedding rehearsal about a ghost story set in London in 1987. As we flash back, we pick up with Henry Thomas as wealthy businessman Henry Wingrave who is hiring an au pair for his orphaned niece and nephew following the death of their last au pair. Victoria Pedretti returns as well. This time as Dani, an American nanny who accepts the job looking after the Wingrave children at Bly Manor. She quickly learns that these children, the estate, and the other workers have a history full of complicated ghosts and relationships that have had lasting trauma on everyone involved.
Here’s my review
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