Paramount Releasing ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 12

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the gothic romance The Haunting of Bly Manor on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Oct. 12.

The nine-part Bly Manor is primarily based on the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and serves as the second installment in Netflix’s “Haunting” anthology, following 2018’s The Haunting of Hill House.

Returning cast members from Hill House include Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Carla Gugino and Kate Siegal, playing different characters.

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed.

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The three-disc sets include exclusive bonus content such as audio commentaries on three episodes, as well as the featurettes “Home for the Haunted: The Ghosts of Bly Manor” and “Welcome to Bly Manor.”

Paramount Oct. 12 will also release The Haunting Collection on Blu-ray and DVD, containing both Hill House and Bly House.

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Netflix Haunted by Network TV Shows on Nielsen Streaming Chart

Netflix dominating Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 streamed programs on television might not be news, considering the SVOD giant has prevailed against Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ since the chart’s inception in September.

What is noteworthy is Netflix’s increased dependence on network TV re-runs, despite the fact the streamer spends billions on original content. Of the 10 top-rated programs from Oct. 12-18, only two are Netflix originals: “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” which finished atop the chart, generating more than 1.8 billion minutes streamed across nine episodes. Adam Sandler’s original Netflix movie Hubie Halloween dropped to the ninth spot with 608 million minutes streamed — down from 969 million minutes during the previous week in its debut.

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The remains seven ranked Netflix programs were broadcast initially on networks CBS/Pop TV (“Schitt’s Creek,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS”), The CW (“The 100”), NBC (“The Office,” “The Blacklist”) and ABC (“Grey’s Anatomy”). Newcomer “The Great British Baking Show” from the BBC, finished in the fifth spot.

Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product strategy, said The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction drama “The 100” has benefited from the network’s willingness to license episodes quickly after their initial broadcast.

“The CW has been very successful … generating a halo effect” distributing content back-and-forth between linear TV and streaming, Fuhrer said.

Rank Service Show Episodes Minutes Streamed (in millions)
1 Netflix “The Haunting of Bly Manor” 9 episodes 1821
2 Netflix “Schitt’s Creek” 80 1373
3 Netflix “The 100” 100 933
4 Netflix “The Office” 192 900
5 Netflix “The Great British Baking Show” 60 674
6 Netflix “Criminal Minds” 277 647
7 Netflix “Grey’s Anatomy” 361 629
8 Netflix “NCIS” 353 618
9 Netflix Hubie Halloween 1 608
10 Netflix “The Blacklist” 152 591
Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.