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

Hannah - Editor/Instagram Manager
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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. Following the first wave of casting announcements for the project on December 9, Flanagan unveiled wave two of the cast today.

The current ensemble follows:

  • Frank Langella as Roderick Usher
  • Carla Gugino
  • Mary McDonnell as Madeline Usher
  • Carl Lumbly as C. Auguste Dupin
  • Mark Hamill
  • Henry Thomas
  • Samantha Sloyan
  • T’Nia Miller
  • Rahul Kohli
  • Kate Siegel
  • Sauriyan Sapkota
  • Zach Gilford
  • Katie Parker
  • Michael Trucco
  • Malcolm Goodwin
  • Crystal Balint
  • Kyliegh Curran
  • Paola Nuñez
  • Aya Furukawa
  • Matt Biedel
  • Daniel Jun
  • Ruth Codd
  • Robert Longstreet
  • Annabeth Gish

This impressive cast will be the largest ensemble for Intrepid Pictures to date, and Flanagan promises more casting announcements in the future as there are still a few outstanding roles.

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.

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 principle photography will begin soon. Be sure to check back for our future The Fall of the House of Usher coverage here!

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By Hannah Editor/Instagram Manager
Hannah’s a lifelong nerd, but has been with the team since May 2021. Her life is easily classified by two abbreviations - BBG3 and ABG3 (before Baldur’s Gate 3 and after Baldur’s Gate 3). Especially nerdy about: video games, folklore, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.
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