‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Netflix Series: What We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2023-03-13 03:55:06

Mike Flanagan, the incredible mind behind some of Netflix’s best horror shows is returning once again to adapt another classic horror novel. With The Midnight Club deep into post-production, Mike Flanagan’s attention is firmly on the new limited series The Fall of the House of Usher which began filming in January 2022.

The Fall of the House of Usher, a Netflix Original Horror Series, is written and directed by Mike Flanagan.

The series will be produced by Mike Flanagan’s and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures, the same production behind all of Flanagan’s movies and TV shows. Flanagan himself will be directing as will Michael Fimognari who has worked on the likes of Midnight Mass, The Haunting series, and even, full 180 here, Netflix’s To All The Boys movies.

Is The Fall of the House of Usher in production?

Filming is the Official Production Status (Last Updated 09/12/2021).

Production Weekly has confirmed that filming will begin in Vancouver (Canada) on Monday 24 January 2022. The filming process will last for four months and is originally scheduled to finish on Wednesday May 25, 2022.

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Mike Flanagan on set while directing Midnight Mass – Picture: Intrepid Pictures

Multiple actors posted on social media confirmation that filming was underway. Kate Siegel pointed out a sign that had the logo of the new series, on the 26th January.

Flanagan later clarified that although the cast were all in Canada, the cameras hadn’t started rolling yet.

Filming didn’t actually get underway until January 31st, however, and is now scheduled to run until June 1st, 2022.

Bridge Studios is Burnaby BC Canada, where the show will be filmed. It’s been the filming home for many Netflix projects over the years including Flanagan’s past works such as Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Bly Manor but also for Lost in Space, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Christmas Chronicles, and Operation Christmas Drop.

Is there a plot to The Fall of the House of Usher's?

Written by Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales was first published in 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine. The short story was then included in Allen Poe’s collection of published short stories in the book Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.

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Except for Midnight Mass and all the TV shows Mike Flanagan has directed or produced are adaptations horror books.

Novel Author Published
The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson 1959
The Turn of the Screw* Henry James 1898
The Midnight Club Christopher Pike 1994

*The Turn of the Screw was made into the TV series The Haunting of Bly Manor

Here’s a logline that’s been released about what we can expect:

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.

Which actor is part of The Fall of the House of Usher's cast?

Mike Flanagan's reputation for working with multiple actors is well-known. That’s absolutely going to be the case for The Fall of the House of Usher with numerous faces from the likes of The Haunting of Hill House and more recently Midnight Mass returning here.

Let’s run through the cast now and we’ll walk you through the frequent Mike Flanagan players and those who are new to the Flanagan universe seperately.

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Cast grid for The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Ushers: Returning Players

The cast includes:

  • 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 at Midnight Mass, Viola on Bly Manor, and Theodora Crrain 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 at Midnight Mass and Mrs. Dudley at Hill House
  • Henry Thomas, Ed Flynn at Midnight Mass; Henry Wingrave at 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 at Midnight Mass and Owen at Bly Manor
  • Michael Trucco (Wade in Midnight Mass)
  • T’Nia Miller (Hannah Grose in Bly Manor)

Additional Cast members confirmed for The Fall of The House of Usher

  • Mary McDonnell will portray Madeline Usher, described as intelligent and self-possessed. She is best known for Donnie Darko and Battlestar Galactica.
  • Mark Hamill will portray Arthur Pym, the family lawyer. He is best known for Star Wars.
  • Frank Langella will portray Roderick Usher. Frost/Nixon, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Frost/Nixon are two of Frank Langella's most well-known works.
  • Paola Nuñez will star and best known for Bad Boys for Life and The Son.

What is the Netflix release date for The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix?

With filming taking place between January and June 2022, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see The Fall of the House of Usher released in 2022 (Flanagan’s 2022 release is The Midnight Club).

It’s more than likely we’ll see the series drop sometime in 2023.

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