‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ creator dashes hopes of a third season
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'The Haunting of Bly Manor' creator dashes hopes of a third season

One of the most beloved Netflix shows of recent years is unlikely to have a third season. That’s the words coming out of series creator Mike Flanagan’s mouth, the series creator of The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Flanagan, who oversaw The Haunting of Bly Manor as well as the first edition of the series The Haunting of Hill House, has reacted to a fan’s question which asked whether or not the show’s audience should prepare themselves for another enthralling season of the horror series. Sadly, for those fans, it’s not looking good.

The anthology horror has been one of Netflix’s most recent success stories, gathering fans and a new horror audience in its wake. But, as seen with many of Netflix’s most beloved shows, the series is already up for the chop and, as of now, there are no plans for a third edition of the series.

Another casualty of Netflix’s ruthless policy is Sabrina the Teenage Witch which captured a similar audience. While Haunting is a lot more traditionally scary, it hasn’t stemmed the conversation around canning the show. When one fan reached out to Flanagan about a new series last year, his reply was devastating: “There are no plans for more chapters,” he wrote in a tweet.

There was one glimmer of hope, however: “Never say never, of course, but right now we are focused on a full slate of other @intrepid projects for 2021 and beyond. If things change we will absolutely let everyone know!”

Flanagan’s newest project, *Midnight Mass, which focuses on a community living on a remote island that has to deal with troubling supernatural events that all seem to relate to one dynamic priest.