After thrilling and chilling viewers with The Haunting of Hill House (based on Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name), Mike Flanagan will return to Netflix for a second season, The Haunting of Bly Manor (based on Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw), and ahead of its premiere next year, another familiar face from The Haunting of Hill House has joined the cast of the new season.
As reported by TheWrap and revealed in a video on Twitter (see below), Oliver Jackson-Cohen will co-star in The Haunting of Bly Manor. In his Twitter video, Jackson-Cohen announced that he will play a "charming young man" named Peter, "who lives at Bly" and "makes life very difficult for everyone there."
Perhaps best known by horror fans for his role as Luke Crain, a recovering addict coping with childhood trauma in Netflix's chilling adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Jackson-Cohen was also just cast in the title role for Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man movie.
Jackson-Cohen joins fellow Hill House co-star Victoria Pedretti in the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor. As previously revealed, Pedretti will play the governess, Dani, who watches over two peculiar orphans at a secluded mansion.
Mike Flanagan is expected to once again be at the helm of the new installment, with executive producer Trevor Macy, Amblin TV, and Paramount TV also on board.
With the Haunting anthology series looking to follow the American Horror Story template of telling a new story each season, Flanagan could have the opportunity to work with other actors from the first season of The Haunting of Hill House, and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed!
— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) July 15, 2019