Netflix has given Mike Flanagan’s next series, The Fall of the House of Usher, an October premiere date.
The eight-episode series, inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, receives its title from the short story of the same name originally published in 1893. Flanagan, the horror giant behind other terrifying Netflix series such as Midnight Mass, describes the limited series as a “modern remix” of some of Poe’s most well-known stories.
Flanagan is the writer for the fifth series under Intrepid Films for Netflix following the success of The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and The Midnight Club. In addition to writing, Flanagan directs half of the series’ episodes, with frequent collaborator Michael Fimognari directing the other half.
The limited series follows siblings Roderick (Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline Usher (Mary McDonnell), who have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire. However, as is often the case in Poe works, past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth.
The cast also includes Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nuñez, Henry Thomas, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Willa Fitzgerald, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annabeth Gish, Igby Rigney, and Robert Longstreet.
Check out the first look photos below, and catch the series when it premieres October 12.