Mike Flanagan has closed the doors of the House of Usher.
Flanagan–the acclaimed filmmaker behind such Netflix offerings as The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor, Midnight Mass and the upcoming The Midnight Club–this week said he has wrapped shooting on the eight-episode limited series The Fall of The House of Usher.
A few minutes ago we wrapped production on THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, closing a huge chapter of my life. I've worked in Vancouver almost nonstop since BLY MANOR in 2019. We made 4 series in 3 years, only taking a short break for the COVID lockdown in early 2020.
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) July 9, 2022
The series–which does not yet have a debut date on Netflix–draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic 1839 short story and other tales by the horror trailblazer. Flanagan–as is his wont–wrote, directed and produced the project.
Flanagan explained on his Twitter account that this wrap closed “a huge chapter of my life. I’ve worked in Vancouver almost nonstop since Bly Manor in 2019. It’s been a privilege to work with some wonderful collaborators for so long–more than 34 episodes of television–the most difficult and rewarding work of my life.”
This small-screen adaptation, as explained, will follow Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) and an invited guest and childhood friend as Usher reveals secrets of his mysterious home and twin sister Madeline (Mary McDonnell).
The show reportedly will be narrated by this 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 a 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 the next update on The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix.