Bruce Greenwood Joins ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’

by Thomas Tuna

The show must go on for the Usher clan.

The Fall of the House of Usher–the upcoming Netflix series from Mike Flanagan that is based on the classic works of Edgar Allan Poe–recently lost one of its leads, Frank Langella, and this week replaced the Oscar nominee with Bruce Greenwood, according to a report on Deadline.

Netflix earlier this month fired Langella, who was the subject of an investigation regarding alleged “unacceptable conduct on set.”

Greenwood–who has worked with Flanagan before on The Haunting of Hill House–will take over the part of family patriarch Roderick Usher. The actor–perhaps best known for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy in Thirteen Days–reportedly will reshoot the scenes already completed by the departed Langella.

The eight-episode limited series–led by executive producers Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari–already boasts an all-star cast that includes Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas and Mark Hamill.

The storyline is described as “an epic tale of greed, horror and tragedy” that draws on Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher. Themes of “madness, family, isolation and identity” run throughout the series.

The series does not yet have a debut date on Netflix, so keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on The Fall of the House of Usher.


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