Will The Haunting Season 3 happen at Netflix?
The Haunting of Bly Manor has received mixed reviews depending on what you wanted from the story. Will Netflix renew The Haunting Season 3?
The Haunting of Bly Manor may have received mixed reviews, but that doesn’t stop us wanting more from mike Flanagan. Will Netflix greenlight The Haunting Season 3?
Right now, Netflix hasn’t renewed or canceled the series. We’ll be sure to let you know when a decision is made. However, that decision likely isn’t going to happen for around a month or two. Netflix tends to wait a couple of months to see how a show performs and whether a renewal is a low or high risk.
Third seasons are harder to come by due to the model on the streaming service. The costs are exponentially higher for Netflix for third seasons, which is why you see many shows canceled after just two. If the shows do get a third season, it’s very hard to get a fourth now.
Do we need a third season of The Haunting?
The question for many is whether a third season is necessary. Those who loved both The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor will say yet.
The benefit of an anthology series is that the characters don’t become stale. There’s no need to constantly come up with a new villain or a new storyline. Instead, Flanagan can move everything to another haunted house, start the story again, and bring us a full tale.
The actors also get the chance to try out different roles. They’re not connected to a show for too long if they don’t want to be, but they can jump in and out of seasons if there’s a character for them. We saw Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Carla Gugino, and Kate Siegel return for the second story in different roles, and there’s nothing stopping them from coming back for the third story.
There are may ghost stories out there. It’s not like Flanagan is going to struggle to find one. Then it’s up to him how he adapts it.
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Do you want to see The Haunting Season 3? Which ghost story would you like to be told? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Haunting Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Netflix.