Another classic horror tale will be adapted by Mike Flanagan, the brilliant creator of some of Netflix’s best horror series. This will be his final project with the streaming service. The Fall of the House of Usher, scheduled for publication in 2023, is detailed below. Mike Flanagan is the author, director, and producer of the upcoming Netflix original horror series The Fall of the House of Usher.
The production company behind all of Mike Flanagan’s films and television programmes, Intrepid Pictures, will produce the new series. Both Flanagan and Michael Fimognari, who has worked on Midnight Mass, The Haunting series, and even Netflix’s To All The Boys flicks, will be directing episodes.
It is part of Flanagan’s overall deal with Netflix, which expired in 2022 and resulted in the writer, director, and producer moving to Prime Video.
What is “The Fall of the House of Usher’s” storyline?
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, written by Edgar Allan Poe, appeared in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine for the first time in 1839. The short story was later included in Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, a collection of published short stories by Allen Poe. All of Mike Flanagan’s television projects, with the exception of Midnight Mass, were adaptations of horror books:
published in 1959 by Shirley Jackson as The Haunting of Hill House.
The Turn of the Screw*(Novel) Henry James (Author) Published 1898
The Midnight Club, a novel by Christopher Pike, was released in 1994.
Who is in the cast of The Fall of the House of Usher?
Mike Flanagan is well-known for his work with actors on a variety of projects. That will undoubtedly be the case for The Fall of the House of Usher, with many familiar faces from The Haunting of Hill House and, more recently, Midnight Mass returning. Let’s go over the cast now, and we’ll go over the regular Mike Flanagan characters and those who are new to the Flanagan universe separately.
Players Who Have Played in The Fall of the House of Ushers Before
The cast members who have previously appeared in prior works by Mike Flanagan include:
Carla Gugino (Lead in Gerald’s Game, Olivia Crain in Hill House, Older Jamie in Bly Manor, and a cameo in Midnight Mass)
Kate Siegel’s (Erin Greene in Midnight Mass, Viola in Bly Manor and Theodora Crain in Hill House)
Zach Gilford (Riley Flynn in Midnight Mass, and There’s Something Wrong with the Children)
Gish, Annabeth (Dr. Sarah Gunning in Midnight Mass, Mrs. Dudley in Hill House)
Henry Thomas (Midnight Mass’ Ed Flynn, Bly Manor’s Henry Wingrave, Gerald’s Game, and Doctor Sleep)
Sloyan, Samantha (Bev Keane in Midnight Mass, Leigh Crain in Hill House)
Kohli, Rahul (Sheriff Hassan in Midnight Mass, Owen in Bly Manor)
Michael Trucco (Wade in Midnight Mass)
T’Nia Miller (Hannah Grose in Bly Manor)
Other Cast Members for The Fall of The House of Usher Have Been Confirmed
Mary McDonnell will play Madeline Usher, who is described as intelligent and self-assured. He was well-known for his roles in Battlestar Galactica and Donnie Darko.
Arthur Pym, the family attorney, will be played by Mark Hamill. Hamill is best known for his roles in Star Wars and as a voice actor.
Paola Nuez, best known for her roles in Bad Boys for Life and The Son, will star.
To begin, Frank Langella appeared in the show. He was, however, eventually replaced. Langella was set to play Roderick Usher, the Usher dynasty’s towering patriarch. He is best known for his roles in Frost/Nixon and The Trial of the Chicago 7. He did begin filming the series, but he was reportedly fired in April 2022. This came after an investigation into the actor. The report “determined that Langella had engaged in unacceptable on-set behavior.” As a result, it was decided to recast Roderick Usher’s role.”
When will The Fall of the House of Usher be available on Netflix?
Filming was scheduled to begin on January 24th, 2022, in Vancouver, Canada, and will last four months, according to Production Weekly in December 2021. It was supposed to end on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. Several actors posting about the project on social media confirmed that filming had begun. Kate Siegel posted on January 26th, pointing to a sign with the new series logo.
It’s quite improbable that The Fall of the House of Usher will be released in 2022 given that filming will take place between January and July of that year (Flanagan’s 2022 release is The Midnight Club, which debuts in October 2022). The likelihood is high that the series will end in 2023. Our best bet is that the show will premiere in October 2023 because all Flanagan projects debut in that month.