Netflix is adapting Henry James’ ghost story ‘The Turn of the Screw’

The source material for the second season of Netflix’s The Haunting has been announced.

The first season of the acclaimed horror series adapted Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House.

The Haunting launched on Netflix last October and has been envisaged as an anthology series with a brand new story each season, in the style of American Horror Story.

Season 2 will adapt Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw.

Blending the Gothic and ghost story genres, the story was first published in 1898 as a serial in Collier’s Weekly magazine.

The Turn of the Screw is set in Essex, England and follows a governess who becomes convinced that the country mansion where she’s caring for two children is haunted.

The Turn of the Screw was previously adapted for television by the BBC in 2009, featuring Downton Abbey stars Michelle Dockery and Sue Johnston.

Netflix’s adaptation will be titled The Haunting of Bly Manor and it’s currently unclear if the series will retain the original period setting and British location of Henry James’ story.

The Haunting of Bly Manor is expected to debut on Netflix in 2020.

Henry James’ original The Turn Of The Screw novel is available on Amazon.