Mike Flanagan, the amazing mind behind some of Netflix‘s best horror shows, is back to adapt another classic horror novel The Fall of the House of Usher. With Midnight Club well into post-production, Mike Flanagan’s attention is firmly on the limited series The Fall of the House of Usher which begins shooting in January 2022.
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’s Intrepid Pictures and Trevor Macy, the same production behind all of Flanagan’s films and TV shows.
The Fall of The House of Usher is a story by American horror writer Edgar Allan Poe. Moreover, the story was originally published in 1839 in a magazine. Like much of Poe’s work, this is a highly regarded work of Gothic fiction. As a result, Netflix took Flanagan’s and went for an eight-episode limited series that will have him lead the production of Midnight Mass. Now, without further ado, let’s dig into the Edgar Allan Poe classic brought to the screen by Netflix. Let’s start!
What is the production status of The Fall of the House of Usher?
Thanks to the information listed by Production Weekly we can confirm that filming is scheduled to begin in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday, January 24th, 2022. Filming will take place over the course of four months, and is currently scheduled to end on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.
What is the plot of The Fall of the House of Usher?
The synopsis of the series has been provided by issue #1276 of Production Weekly:
The drama is based on multiple works from Edgar Allan Poe, it features 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 clear that his twin sister Madeline has been placed in the family vault not quite dead. When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the entire house splits and sinks into a lake.
When is the Netflix release date of The Fall of the House of Usher?
With filming taking place between January and May 2022, it is highly unlikely we will see The Fall of the House of Usher in 2022. We will most likely see the series drop sometime in early 2023.
Who are the cast members of The Fall of the House of Usher?
Our biggest mystery yet. Mike Flanagan is extremely well known for working with actors he has directed with in the past. Arguably the list of actors that have appeared in his projects is too big to list below, however, once the cast is announced we will definitely see a few familiar faces.
The Fall of The House of Usher Plot Explained
At first, the narrator arrives at a scary house, the Usher House. This part is mostly about the house rather than Usher or his sisters. The narrator mentions the gloomy atmosphere of the house and what appears to be a ghost. tension then arises when Usher gets sick, and the narrator is expected to help. In addition, Usher’s disease is unknown and may be fatal. Tensions run high as he predicts his own death from pure terror. Because of Madeline and the air in the household, things get more complicated. Madeline complicates matters by introducing another potential cause of Roderick’s madness.
His illness is a mystery and his death and burial contribute to the eerie atmosphere. Roderick’s belief that his house is still alive contributes to the rise in supernatural beliefs that dominate the narrative. Things reached a climax when Usher looked worried as Madeline arrived in the doorway. All the strange noises and superstitious emotions had led them up to this point. Usher’s predictions of his own death come true when he dies of terror. After that, the narrator runs away from the house. Lastly, The House of Usher is completely gone with no trace at all.