Flanagan Adapts Edgar Allan Poe For Next Netflix Project

Mike Flanagan is out to create more small-screen horror magic with Netflix.

The filmmaker behind The Haunting of Hill HouseThe Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass now plans to channel his inner Edgar Allan Poe with an eight-part limited series The Fall of the House of Usher, according to a report on Deadline.

Specific storyline details have yet to be announced, but the project reportedly is based on several Poe works. As horror fans know, The Fall of the House of Usher is one of Poe’s most famous (and most chilling) short stories.

First published in 1839, the story has been hailed as “a masterpiece of Gothic horror, dramatic irony and structural symbolism.” It includes themes of madness, family, isolation and metaphysical identities.

The Intrepid Pictures series was created by Flanagan, who also will direct four episodes and act as executive producer alongside Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis, Michael Fimognari and Melinda Nishioka. Fimognari will also direct the remaining four episodes.

There has been no word on casting or production schedules at this early juncture, so keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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