The fall comes next spring.
Mike Flanagan–the man behind such Netflix hits as The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass–this week had some good news regarding his next horror offering–The Fall of the House of Usher.
The filmmaker said the series–based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic 1839 short story and other tales by the horror trailblazer–is definitely set at eight episodes and should be ready by next springtime.
Flanagan–who wrote, directed and produced the Netflix project–told Collider that “it’s eight episodes, but I don’t know when it will (air). We’ll deliver it probably in March, but they haven’t made a decision. It could either be spring, or they could hold it back for the spooky season.”
This small-screen adaptation will follow Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) and an invited guest and childhood friend, as Usher reveals secrets about his mysterious home and his twin sister Madeline (Mary McDonnell).
The show reportedly will be narrated by the guest, who gradually learns that Madeline Usher “has been placed in the family vault–not quite dead,” according to the synopsis. “When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the house splits and sinks into the lake.”
The series–which also stars Carla Gugino, Carl Lumbly, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller, Mark Hamill and Kate Siegel–will feature themes of “madness, family, isolation and metaphysical identities,” according to the logline.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix.