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