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‘The Fall of the House of Usher’: Plot, Cast, Release Date, & What We Know So Far

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Mike Flanagan is back at it again and now with a new Netflix horror series based on Edgar Allan Poe’s works called The Fall of the House of Usher. The Netflix series will be the fifth collaboration between Netflix and Flanagan.

The horror series was announced last year, and the title of the series comes from a short story, which was written by Poe, and while the name of the series is derived from only one short story the series will be based on multiple works of Poe. The Fall of the House of Usher is reportedly a miniseries, and will not expand its story into multiple seasons. The Fall of the House of Usher is not the first time Flanagan is making a series based on a novel, because his past work including The Haunting of Hill House was based on a novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson, and The Haunting of Bly Manor was loosely based on The Turn of the Screw written by Henry James. Flanagan’s recent Netflix series The Midnight Club is also based on a book of the same name written by Christopher Pike.

The Fall of the House of Usher – Production?

It was announced last year that the filming of the upcoming series will begin in Vancouver, Canada on January 24, 2022. The filming was supposed to only take place for four months ending the filming on May 25, 2022. The confirmation that filming on the series has started came from Kate Siegel in January as she posted a photo from the set. The photo shared by Siegel also revealed a new logo for the series. But later Flanagan said that the cast was in Canada, but the filming still hadn’t begun yet.

Filming on the series actually began on January 31 and it eventually wrapped up on July 9, 2022.

The Fall of the House of Usher – Plot?

The Netflix series is based on Edgar Allan Poe‘s The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, which was first published in 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine. Then the short story was included in Allan Poe’s collection of published short stories in the book Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.

Fall of the House of Usher

The logline revealed by Netflix for the upcoming series tells us about what we can expect from Flanagan’s upcoming venture:

“The drama is based on multiple works from Edgar Allan Poe, it features themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities. The Fall of the House of Usher is narrated by a man who has been invited to visit his childhood friend Roderick Usher. Usher gradually makes clear that his twin sister Madeline has been placed in the family vault not quite dead. When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the entire house splits and sinks into a lake.”

The Fall of the House of Usher – Cast?

The Fall of the House of Usher New Set Photos
Credit – Netflix

The Fall of the House of Usher stars Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell as Madeline Usher, Carl Lumbly as C. Auguste Dupin, Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym, Henry Thomas, Samantha Sloyan, T’Nia Miller, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Michael Trucco, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Kyleigh Curran, Paola Nuñez, Aya Furukawa, Matt Biedel, Daniel Jun, Ruth Codd, Robert Longstreet, JayR Tinaco, Igby Rigney, and Annabeth Gish.

The series also had some recasting to do as Frank Langella was later replaced by Gerald’s Game famed actor Bruce Greenwood.

The Fall of the House of Usher – Release Date?

Recently, Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy attended New York Comic-Con to celebrate the premiere of their new series The Midnight Club. During this, Collider asked the creator about his upcoming Netflix series and he answered that The Fall of the House of Usher will contain eight episodes and it could release in the spring of next year. He specified that the series could premiere on Netflix in March of next year but the decision isn’t final yet.

The Fall of the House of Usher still doesn’t have an official release date yet, but at least now the fans know when to expect the series. The Fall of the House of Usher could premiere on Netflix in the spring or fall of 2023.

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