Mike Flanagan, the incredible mind behind some of the best horror shows on Netflix, returns to adapt another classic horror novel and it will be his last project with Netflix. Here is everything we know about The Fall of the House of Usher, Due for release in 2023.
The series is produced by mike flanagan‘sand Trevor Macy‘s Intrepid Pictures, the same production behind all of Flanagan’s movies and TV shows.
It comes as part of Flanagan’s overall deal with Netflix, which expired in 2022 and saw the writer-director-producer move to Prime Video.
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Flanagan will direct episodes, as will Michael 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 for December 2021, filming was scheduled to start 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.
Confirmation that filming had started came from several actors posting on social media about the project. Kate Siegel posted on Jan. 26, pointing to a logo sign for the new series.
Flanagan later clarified that even though the entire cast was in Canada, the cameras hadn’t started rolling yet.
Every new journey begins with a single step. pic.twitter.com/tcl1yuwaMF
—Kate Siegel (@k8siegel) January 26, 2022
Filming didn’t start until January 31 and lasted until July 2022.
And we go. pic.twitter.com/UWT9mMPnMH
—Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) January 31, 2022
The show is filming at Bridge Studios in Burnaby, BC, Canada. has been the filming at home for many Netflix projects over the years, including Flanagan’s previous works as Midnight mass and The Haunting of Bly Manorso also for Lost in Space, New cherry flavor., christmas chronicles, and Operation Christmas Drop.
Filming finally wrapped on the series on July 9 with a candid twitter thread of Mike Flanagan confirming the wrap. We’ve included some of the main parts of this Twitter thread below:
“A few minutes ago we finished the production of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, closing a great chapter of my life. I’ve worked in Vancouver almost non-stop since BLY MANOR in 2019. We did 4 series in 3 years, only taking a short break for the COVID lockdown in early 2020.
BLY MANOR, MIDNIGHT MASS, MIDNIGHT CLUB AND HOUSE OF USHER were deeply challenging. Three of those shows were produced during the pandemic, amid ever-changing security protocols designed to keep our huge casts and crews safe.
It has been a privilege to work with wonderful collaborators, actors, directors, storytellers, 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 completely closing the book on @intrepid’s «Vancouver Era», I’m sure we’ll come back, but it does feel like the end of a very specific chapter. The world has changed profoundly since BLY preparation began, and many of us go through a lot together.
Thank you Vancouver for being such a wonderful home to my entire family these past few years. My kids practically grew up here. I’m sure I’ll see you soon. Until then, I wish you the best and thank you for everything.»
Flanagan provided an update in May 2023 in response to an article falsely claiming the series could be cancelled. In the tweet, flanagan says:
“THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER is right on time, we are finishing up delivering it and it will stream on Netflix later this year as planned. We will announce the date soon.»
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 short story was then included in Allen Poe’s collection of published short stories in the book. Tales of the grotesque and arabesque.
Other than Midnight massall television shows written, directed, and produced by Mike Flanagan have been adaptations of horror novels:
|The Haunting of Hill House||shirley jackson||1959|
|The turn of the Screw*||Enrique 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 published about 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 blood-stained shroud, the visitor hastens to leave as the entire house splits apart and sinks into a lake.»
In December 2022, Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy spoke to Deadline about the upcoming Original series saying:
“MACY: We are as excited as we could be with how it turned out. We’ve just blacked out the image on all episodes, so we’ve been living with them a lot lately. And in many ways, I think it’s one of our shows that could connect with the largest audience. I love it for that reason, but it also feels different than anything else on TV, and I’m proud of it for that reason. We are very optimistic about it. And Netflix says they are too, so we’re counting on them to get it right.
FLANAGAN: In a lot of ways, I feel like it’s the perfect arc for that Netflix era of Intrepid to draw in so many cast members and elements and themes from all the shows we’ve done there. It really is kind of a big call to the scene for the kind of Netflix work that we did. I can tell you that it’s my wife’s favorite show of all shows, and she’s always right. I’m still too close to saying I love the show; I’m so excited about it. And, for the tumultuous periods and events during production that you’re talking about, Bruce Greenwood really erased any memory of that for us and delivered this incredible performance in a show that we’re really excited about. So I’m very hopeful for when it finally sees the light of day.»
Who is in the cast of The fall of the House of Usher?
Mike Flanagan is well known for working with actors in various projects. That is absolutely going to be the case for The Fall of the House of Usher, with many faces The Haunting of Hill House and, more recently, Midnight mass coming back here.
Let’s go over the cast now and walk you through Mike Flanagan’s frequent players and those new to the Flanagan universe separately.
Returning players for The Fall of the House of Ushers
Returning cast members from other Mike Flanagan projects include:
- Carla Gugino (Starring 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 in Midnight Mass, Viola in Bly Manor and Theodora Crain in Hill House)
- zach gilford (Riley Flynn in Midnight Mass. She 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 in Midnight Mass, Leigh Crain in Hill House)
- raul kohli (Sheriff Hassan in Midnight Mass, Owen in Bly Manor)
- michael 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
- maria 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 nuñez will star in and is best known for Bad Boys for Life and The Son.
For a start, 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 and The trial of the Chicago 7. He began filming the series, but was supposedly fired of production in April 2022. This was following an investigation into the actor. The report “determined that Langella had engaged in unacceptable conduct on set. As a result, the decision was made to recast the role of Roderick Usher.»
All of the scenes that had been filmed with Langella were reshot, and at the end of 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?
Given that filming will take place between January and July 2022, it is highly unlikely that we will see The fall of the House of Usher released in 2022 (Flanagan’s 2022 release is the midnight club leaving in October 2022).
It’s more than likely that we’ll see the series drop sometime in 2023. Since we’re seeing all of Flanagan’s projects launch in October, our best guess is that the show will launch in October 2023.
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