Netflix series ‘The fall of the House of Usher’: what we know so far

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Mike Flanagan, the incredible mind behind some of Netflix’s best horror shows, is back again to adapt another classic horror novel. With the midnight club Now streaming, the next Netflix project Mike Flanagan is the new limited series The fall of the House of Usher due to release in 2023.

The fall of the House of Usher is an upcoming Netflix original horror series written, directed, and produced by Mike Flanagan.

The series will be produced by mike flanagan‘sand Trevor Macy‘s Intrepid Pictures, the same production behind all of Flanagan’s movies and TV shows. Flanagan will direct episodes as will Miguel Fimognari, who has worked in Midnight mass, the haunting series, and even Netflix to all the boys films.


What is the production status of The fall of the House of Usher?

Listed by Production Weekly in December 2021, filming was scheduled to begin in Vancouver, Canada on January 24, 2022, and will take place over four months. It was initially scheduled to end on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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Mike Flanagan on set while directing Midnight mass – Image: Bold Images

Confirmation that filming had begun came from various actors posting on social media about the project. Kate Siegel posted on January 26, pointing to a sign with the new series’ logo.

Flanagan later clarified that although the entire cast was in Canada, the cameras had not started rolling yet.

Filming didn’t start until January 31 and ran through July 2022.

The show is filming at Bridge Studios in Burnaby, BC, Canada. It has been the filming home for many Netflix projects over the years, including Flanagan’s previous works such as Midnight mass Y The Curse of Bly Manorso also for Lost in Space, New cherry flavor., christmas chronicles, Y Operation Christmas Drop.

Filming finally wrapped on the series on July 9 with a candid twitter thread of Mike Flanagan confirming the wrapper. We’ve included some of the main parts of this Twitter thread below:

“A few minutes ago we wrapped production on THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, closing a great chapter in my life. I have worked in Vancouver almost non-stop since BLY MANOR in 2019. We did 4 series in 3 years, only taking a short break due to the COVID lockdown in early 2020.

BLY MANOR, MIDNIGHT MASS, MIDNIGHT CLUB AND HOUSE OF USHER were deeply challenging. Three of those shows have been produced during the pandemic, amid ever-changing safety protocols designed to keep our massive casts and crews safe.

It has been a privilege to work with wonderful collaborators, actors, directors, narrators, crew, family and friends for so long, on THIRTY-FOUR EPISODES of television, the most difficult and rewarding job of my life.
This isn’t quite closing the book on @intrepid’s “Vancouver Era”, I’m sure we’ll be back, but it feels like the end of a very specific chapter. The world has changed profoundly since BLY prep began, and many of us have been through a lot together.

Thank you, Vancouver, for being such a wonderful home for my entire family these past few years. My children practically grew up here. I’m sure I’ll see you soon. Until then, I wish you all the best and thank you for everything.”


what is the plot of The fall of the House of Usher?

Written by Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales it was first published in 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine. The tale was then included in Allen Poe’s collection of published short stories in the book. Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.

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Other than Midnight massall television shows written, directed and produced by Mike Flanagan have been adaptations of horror novels:

Novel Author Published
The Curse of Hill House Shirley Jackson 1959
The turn of the Screw* Henry James 1898
the midnight club Christopher Pike 1994

*Another twist was adapted into the television series The Haunting of Bly Manor

Here is a summary that has been released on what we can expect:

“The drama is based on multiple works by Edgar Allan Poe, featuring themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities. The Fall of the House of Usher is narrated by a man who has been invited to visit his childhood friend, Roderick Usher. Usher gradually makes it clear that his twin sister Madeline has been placed in the family vault without being dead. When he reappears in his bloodstained shroud, the visitor hurries away as the entire house splits apart and sinks into a lake.”


Who is in the cast of The fall of the House of Usher?

Mike Flanagan is well known for working with actors on multiple projects. That’s absolutely going to be the case for The Fall of the House of Usher, with many faces The Curse of Hill House and, more recently, Midnight mass coming back here.

Let’s run through the cast now and walk you through Mike Flanagan’s frequent players and those new to the Flanagan universe separately.

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Cast grille for The Fall of the House of Usher

Returning players for The Fall of the House of Ushers

Returning cast members from other Mike Flanagan projects include:

  • Carla Gugino (Starred in Gerald’s Game, played Olivia Crain in Hill House, Older Jamie in Bly Manor, and a brief appearance in Midnight Mass)
  • kate siegel (Erin Greene at Midnight Mass, Viola at Bly Manor and Theodora Crain at Hill House)
  • Zach Gilford (Riley Flynn in Midnight Mass. Will also appear in Flanagan’s There’s Something Wrong with the Children)
  • Annabeth Gish (Dr. Sarah Gunning at Midnight Mass, Mrs. Dudley at Hill House)
  • Henry Thomas (Ed Flynn in Midnight Mass, Henry Wingrave in Bly Manor. Also appeared in Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep)
  • samantha sloyan (Bev Keane at Midnight Mass, Leigh Crain at Hill House)
  • Raul Kohli (Sheriff Hassan at Midnight Mass, Owen at Bly Manor)
  • miguel trick (Wade at midnight mass)
  • T’Nia Miller (Hannah Grose in Bly Manor)

Other cast members confirmed for The Fall of The House of Usher

  • Mary Mcdonell She will play Madeline Usher, described as smart and self-possessed. He was known for Battlestar Galactica and Donnie Darko.
  • mark hamill He will play Arthur Pym, the family lawyer. Hamill is best known for Star Wars, as well as his many voice acting roles.
  • paola nunez will star in and is best known for Bad Boys for Life and The Son.

Bruce Greenwood replaces Frank Langella

To get started, Frank Langella I was on the show. However, he was eventually replaced.

Langella was to play Roderick Usher, the imposing patriarch of the Usher dynasty. He is an actor best known for Frost/Nixon Y The trial of the Chicago 7. He began filming the series but was reportedly fired from the production in April 2022. This was following an investigation into the actor. The report “found that Langella had engaged in unacceptable conduct on set. As a result, the decision was made to recast the role of Roderick Usher.”

All the scenes that had been filmed with Langella were re-shot, and in late April 2022, it was announced bruce greenwood He was the one who was going to replace him.


When is the Netflix release date of The fall of the House of Usher?

Since filming will take place between January and July 2022, it is very unlikely that we will see The fall of the House of Usher released in 2022 (Flanagan’s 2022 release is the midnight club coming out in October 2022).

More than likely we’ll see the series drop sometime in 2023. Given that we see all of Flanagan’s projects launch in October, our best guess is that the show will launch in October 2023.


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