The Haunting of Hill House Sequel: Victoria Pedretti Returning in Lead Role

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Victoria Pedretti is staying in business with Netflix. 

The popular actress who was a series regular on The Haunting of Hill House will appear in the second chapter of the horror anthology series, according to Deadline

Not only that, Pedretti will be taking on the lead role in what new installment, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor. 

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The news comes months after it emerged that Victoria would be starring opposite Penn Badgley on You Season 2. 

This does not mean Pedretti's role on You is only for one season, however. More details about her role on a potential third season of You will be revealed down the line, assuming Netflix keeps the drama around. 

Related: Victoria Pedretti Joins You Season 2

The Haunting of Bly Manor will take inspiration from Henry James' horror novella, The Turn of the Screw. 

That story followed two young orphans in an old country mansion, who were being cared for by a young governess. 

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Pedretti is on board to play the governess, and her name is Dani. 

The Haunting of Hill House was a roaring success for Netflix in its debut last year, scoring solid 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. 

But the story came to a close at the close of The Haunting of Hill House Season 1, leading many to wonder how the successful series could be brought back. 

Related: The Haunting of Hill House Renewed

The anthology approach has worked well for American Horror Story, so it is a proven method of keeping the show fresh and exciting. 

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Pedretti garnered praise for her role as Nell Crain Vance. 

That was her first acting job, but she has since gone on to star in the highly anticipated move, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. 

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