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‘The Fall of the House of Usher’: Mike Flanagan’s Netflix Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Work Unveils First Cast Members

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As was appropriately announced in October, Midnight Mass director Mike Flanagan has another horror project in the works for Netflix alongside Intrepid Pictures, The Fall of the House of Usher.

Heading the incredible ensemble for Intrepid Pictures as the Usher patriarch Roderick Usher is Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), alongside four-time Intrepid alum Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House). Roderick’s sister Madeline will come to life through Mary McDonnell (Donnie Darko), with Poe’s legendary investigator C. Auguste Dupin being portrayed by Carl Lumbly (Men of Honor). The iconic Mark Hamill will join the cast as a new addition to the the Intrepid universe and worlds of Poe, who Flanagan describes as being “surprisingly at home in the shadows.” The series will have the largest ensemble cast for Intrepid Pictures to date.

The limited series, inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, receives its title from the short story of the same name originally published in 1893. While details on the series are scarce in its beginning, Netflix did announce that the series will tell its story across eight episodes. Flanagan describes the limited series as a “modern remix” of some of Poe’s most well-known stories.

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Flanagan will be the writer for the fifth series under Intrepid Films for Netflix following the success of The Haunting of Hill HouseThe Haunting of Bly Manor, the recently released Midnight Mass and upcoming series The Midnight Club. In addition to writing, Flanagan will direct half of the series’ episodes with frequent collaborator Michael Fimognari directing the other half. Trevor Macy will serve as executive producer.

While the limited series does not have a release date still, Flanagan did reassure fans of the dark Intrepid universe that this is only wave one of casting announcements and that wave two will come tomorrow, December 10. Be sure to check back for our future The Fall of the House of Usher coverage here!

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