Another classic horror tale will be adapted by Mike Flanagan, the brilliant mind behind some of Netflix’s best horror series. Following the premiere of The Midnight Club on Netflix, Mike Flanagan will work on the upcoming 2023 limited series The Fall of the House of Usher. Mike Flanagan is the author, director, and producer of the upcoming Netflix original horror series The Fall of the House of Usher. The series will be produced by Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures, the same company that has produced all of Flanagan’s films and television shows. Michael Fimognari, who has worked on Midnight Mass, The Haunting series, and even Netflix’s To All The Boys features, will direct episodes.
What storyline is The Fall of the House of Usher?
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, written by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in 1839. The story was later published in Allen Poe’s collection of published short stories, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. The following is a synopsis of what we can expect:
“The play is based on several writings by Edgar Allan Poe and explores themes such as madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities.” The story of The Fall of the House of Usher is told by a man who has been invited to pay a visit to his childhood friend Roderick Usher. Usher progressively reveals that his twin sister Madeline has been placed in the family vault while still alive. The visitor flees out as the entire home breaks and sinks into a lake as she emerges in her blood-stained shroud.”
who are cast members The Fall of the House of Usher’s?
Mike Flanagan has a stellar reputation for collaborating with performers on a variety of projects. With a number of familiar figures from The Haunting of Hill House and, more recently, Midnight Mass coming back here, that will undoubtedly be the case with The Fall of the House of Usher. Let’s go through the cast one by one, separating the actors who frequently appear in Mike Flanagan productions from those who are unfamiliar with it. The cast members who have previously appeared in prior works by Mike Flanagan include:
Carla Gugino (Lead in Gerald’s Game, played Olivia Crain in Hill House, Older Jamie in Bly Manor, and a very brief appearance in Midnight Mass)
Kate Siegel (Erin Greene in Midnight Mass, Viola in Bly Manor and Theodora Crain in Hill House)
Zach Gilford (Riley Flynn in Midnight Mass. Will also appear in Flanagan’s There’s Something Wrong with the Children)
Annabeth Gish (Dr. Sarah Gunning in Midnight Mass, Mrs. Dudley in Hill House)
Henry Thomas (Ed Flynn in Midnight Mass, Henry Wingrave in Bly Manor. Also appeared in Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep)
Samantha Sloyan (Bev Keane in Midnight Mass, Leigh Crain in Hill House)
Rahul Kohli (Sheriff Hassan in Midnight Mass, Owen in Bly Manor)
Michael Trucco (Wade in Midnight Mass)
T’Nia Miller (Hannah Grose in Bly Manor)
Mary McDonnell will play Madeline Usher described as smart and self-possessed. He was known for Battlestar Galactica and Donnie Darko.
Mark Hamill will play Arthur Pym, the family attorney. Hamill is best known for Star Wars as well as his many voice acting roles.
Paola Nuñez will star and is best known for Bad Boys for Life and The Son.
Frank Langella first appeared in the programme. But finally he was replaced. Roderick Usher, the imposing patriarch of the Usher line, was to be portrayed by Langella. His most well-known roles as an actor were in Frost/Nixon and The Trial of the Chicago 7. He did start filming the series, but according to reports, he was sacked from the set in April 2022. This came after the actor was looked into. The investigation “found that Langella had engaged in improper behaviour on production. Therefore, it has been decided to recast Roderick Usher’s part. All of the shots that had been shot with Langella were redone, and it was revealed that Bruce Greenwood would take his place in late April 2022.
When will The Fall of the House of Usher be available on Netflix?
In Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, at Bridge Studios, the show is being shot. Over the years, it has served as the location for many Netflix productions, including Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Bly Manor by Flanagan, as well as Lost in Space, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Christmas Chronicles, and Operation Christmas Drop.
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.