The Haunting of Bly Manor just dropped on Netflix on Oct. 9, but viewers are already hooked on the spooky series. Loosely based on the classic Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw, the new show is actually the second installment in Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting anthology series, following 2018’s acclaimed (and equally terrifying) The Haunting of Hill House. And if you watched Hill House, you probably recognize several actors in the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor.
But there are also new additions making their debut to the franchise. And even if you’re a newcomer to the world of Mike Flanagan, you’re likely to recognize these actors from other unrelated projects. If you’re wondering where you’ve seen them before, read on to learn more about the cast of Netflix’s latest series to get under your skin. And for more shows worth watching, these are The Best Netflix Shows Ever, According to Critics.
Victoria Pedretti was one of the breakout stars of The Haunting of Hill House, so it’s no surprise Flanagan brought her back in another prominent role. But avid Netflix viewers may recognize Pedretti from another series: She played Love Quinn on Season 2 of You. And for more actors with scary pasts, check out these Celebrities You Forgot Were in Horror Movies.
Another member of the Crain family from The Haunting of Hill House, Oliver Jackson-Cohen got even more attention this year when he played the titular role in The Invisible Man—even if he was mostly, well, invisible. The English actor has also appeared on the series Dracula and Emerald City.
Young Amelie Bea Smith may not have many credits to her name, but she’s got one very important one: She’s the current voice of Peppa on Peppa Pig. And if you’re in the mood for more scares, these are The Best Horror Films of All Time, According to Critics.
Of all the actors in the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor, Henry Thomas has the most storied career. He’s had something of a recent resurgence, largely thanks to Mike Flanagan, who gave Thomas a starring role in The Haunting of Hill House, and notable parts in Flanagan’s Stephen King adaptations Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep. But while Thomas has worked steadily over the past four decades, he will perhaps always be best known as Elliott from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
A new addition to the Haunting universe, T’nia Miller isn’t new to Netflix: She previously appeared on the series Sex Education. And she’s had significant roles on other English series, including Years and Years, Marcella, and Witless.
If you’ve been watching the Harley Quinn animated series, you might recognize Rahul Kohli’s voice: He has a recurring role as Dr. Jonathan Crane AKA Scarecrow. But genre fans are most likely to know Kohli as another fictional doctor, medical examiner Ravi Chakrabarti on Zombie. And if you’re looking for more things to creep you out on Netflix, stream The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now.
If you’re more into Netflix for the romantic comedies than for the horror, you might remember Tahirah Sharif | from her role as Melissa in A Christmas Prince, as well as the sequels, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.
This is Benjamin Evan Ainsworth’s first major role. He will next be seen in the film Flora and Ulysses.
If you don’t recognize Amelia Eve, that’s probably because she’s a relative newcomer, too. But the actor has several films on the horizon, and will certainly have more opportunities after The Haunting of Bly Manor. And for more fun content delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.