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12 October 2020, 11:19
Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor is here just in time for Halloween but what year was it set in? And what's the era? Here's what we know.
The supernatural horror, which stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, is a follow-up series to The Haunting of Hill House and loosely based on the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James.
It tells the story of a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced the grounds are haunted, and it’s about as terrifying as it sounds.
But what era is the show set in? Do we know what year the Haunting of Bly Manor is set in? Let’s take a look…
The Netflix show begins with the narrator telling a ghost story to a group of people and are set in the modern-day.
However, the story itself is set in the 1980s.
Yes, there are several flashback scenes throughout the new series as it jumps between the two timelines.