Mike Flanagan, the brilliant mind behind some of Netflix’s finest horror programmes, is back with another classic horror novel to adapt. Mike Flanagan’s focus is squarely on the limited series The Fall of the House of Usher, which will begin in January 2022, with Midnight Club deep in post-production.
Mike Flanagan wrote, directed, and produced The Fall of the House of Usher, a future Netflix Original horror series.
Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures will produce the series, which is responsible for all of Flanagan’s films and television shows.
What is the status of The Fall of the House of Usher’s production?
Official Production Status: Filming Scheduled/Pre Production
It is certain that the filming will begin on Monday, January 24th, 2022, in Vancouver, Canada, according to information provided by Production Weekly. Filming will take place over a four-month period, with the final date set for Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.
What is The Fall of the House of Usher’s plot?
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, written by Edgar Allan Poe, was originally published in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in 1839. The short story was later included in Allen Poe’s book Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, which collected his published short works.
The exact plot of the horror series is yet to be disclosed.
Who is in The Fall of the House of Usher’s cast?
Mike Flanagan is well-known for collaborating with actors on a variety of projects. That will, undoubtedly, be the case for The Fall of the House of Usher, with a slew of familiar actors returning from films like The Haunting of Hill House and, more recently, Midnight Mass.
Let’s go through the cast now, and we’ll separate the players who are familiar with Mike Flanagan from those who are new to the Flanagan world.
Returning Players for The Fall of the House of Ushers
Among the cast members who are returning from other Mike Flanagan projects 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)
Other Cast Members Confirmed for The Fall of The House of Ushers
Mary McDonnell will play Madeline Usher, described as smart and self-possessed. Known for Battlestar Galactica and Donnie Darko. Mark Hamill will play Arthur Pym who is the family attorney. Known for Star Wars. Frank Langella will play Roderick Usher. Best known for Frost/Nixon and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Paola Nuñez is best known for Bad Boys for Life and The Son.
When will The Fall of the House of Usher be available on Netflix?
The Fall of the House of Usher is unlikely to be released in 2022, with filming taking place between January and May of the year. It’s quite likely that the series will release in early 2023.
Edgar Allan Poe, author of The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and short story writer who is most renowned for his tales of mystery and the macabre. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, and his novel The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) helped to popularise contemporary detective fiction, while his poem The Raven, written in 1845, is still considered one of the best-known poems in American literature. Poe died in a strange manner in 1949, after being discovered disoriented on the streets of Baltimore.
Inspiration behind The Fall of the House of Usher
Poe’s narrative may have been inspired by occurrences at the Hezekiah Usher House, which was on the Usher estate, which is now a three-block area in modern-day Boston, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1684 and was either knocked down or relocated around 1830. It was next to Boston Common and was bound by Tremont Street to the northwest, Washington Street to the southeast, Avery Street to the south, and Winter Street to the north. According to some versions, a sailor and the elder owner’s young wife were apprehended and entombed in their testing site by her husband. When the Usher House was demolished in 1830, two remains were discovered entwined in a subterranean hollow.