The Flanagan Frights will continue on Netflix!
Mike Flanagan created a number of horror series hits for the streaming platform in recent years, including The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. His most recent show, Midnight Mass, arrived just last month. Now, we can add another future series to that impressive roster: The Fall of the House of Usher.
Much like the Haunting of… shows, The Fall of the House of Usher draws on inspiration from gothic literature. In this case, Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story of the same name. Poe’s story tells the tale of an unnamed narrator who goes to visit his ill friend, Roderick Usher, at his estate. (And like all good gothic literature, it includes themes of madness, family, and isolation.)
For now, Netflix is keeping further plot details under wraps, though we do know Flanagan plans to draw on multiple works penned by Poe to weave into The Fall of the House of Usher series. The streamer greenlit the show for an eight-episode limited series run.
The Fall of the House of Usher will be a standalone series unrelated to Flanagan’s other shows. No actors are attached to the project yet. But given how many familiar faces pop up in Flanagan’s other shows… I’m willing to bet we see quite a few actors from the Haunting of and Midnight Mass universes find their way into House of Usher.
The Poe adaptation marks Flanagan’s fifth horror series with Netflix. (The Midnight Club, based on the book by Christopher Pike, has yet to be released.)
The Fall of the House of Usher comes from Flanagan and his executive producing partner Trevor Macy. Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari also executive produce. Flanagan and Fimognari will split the directing duties, taking half the episodes each.
So, are you excited for more Flanagan Frights? Let us know in the comments below.
Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates on Netflix hits like Midnight Mass.