Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic tales come to Netflix in The Fall of the House of Usher, Mike Flanagan’s latest project for the streaming platform. The director found critical success with The Haunting of Hill House, its follow-up The Haunting of Bly Manor, and most recently, Midnight Mass.
Flanagan announced House of Usher in October, which will be produced as a miniseries by his Intrepid Pictures firm.
The Fall of the House of Usher Begins Production
House of Usher will adapt Poe's 1839 short story of the same name, as well as several other works by the gothic horror writer. More information is currently unavailable, but Flanagan has described the project as a "modern remix" of some of Poe's most notable works.
That comment was part of the first round of casting announcements, which included Mark Hamill, genre legend Frank Langella as Roderick Usher, Carla Gugino, and others.
Flanagan announced the official start of production on House of Usher on Twitter. "And we're off," the director wrote, holding up an image of the first slate markup.
Michael Fimognari, another collaborator of Flanagan's who has worked with him on Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hill House, Midnight Mass, and a few other projects, is listed as Director of Photography on the slate, and will be directing four of the eight episodes of The Fall of the House of Usher.
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The Fall of the House of Usher is Flanagan and Trevor Macy's fifth Netflix series under their overall deal with Intrepid Pictures, following the fan-favorite The Haunting of- series, the recently launched and critically-acclaimed Midnight Mass, and the upcoming The Midnight Club.
Flanagan, Macy, Emmy Grinwis, and Michael Fimognari are among the executive producers.
Flanagan's tweet is a good hint that the series is officially underway, with the director overseeing what is thought to be the first episode. The rest of the attached image is devoid of interesting details, depicting merely a chair in front of a blue screen, which is disappointing but not unusual at this time.
Subsequent developments may disclose the true nature of The Fall of the House of Usher, which appears to be either an anthology depicting Poe's famous tales or a chronological narrative incorporating those works.