What is the Fall of the House of Usher release date? One of the biggest names in modern horror, Mike Flanagan, is returning to Netflix with yet another horror series for his ever-growing Flanaverse. This time, his show will be an adaptation from one of the most influential horror writers of all time: Edgar Allan Poe.
That’s right, Mike Flanagan is making The Fall of the House of Usher TV series for Netflix, and we could barely be more excited about it. The horror series has a huge cast, including some of the most recognisable names in the entertainment industry. But what else do we know about the upcoming Flanaverse series, and when is the Fall of the House of Usher release date?
The Fall of the House of Usher release date speculation
As of March 2023, there is nothing confirmed regarding The Fall of the House of Usher release date, but we reckon it will drop around October of this year.
The producer of the thriller series, Trevor Macy, told Collider in 2022 that: “[The Fall of the House of Usher release date] will be next year, but [Netflix] hasn’t made a decision. It could either be spring or they could hold it back for spooky season.”
So, The Fall of the House of Usher will release sometime this year, with the earliest time frame being March. However, as Macy states, Netflix might want to debut the next Flanaverse series around the same time as a lot of other horror movies and series: between late September and the start of November, when the world it at its spookiest.
The fact that we are in March now and nothing has been revealed yet suggests the proposed Spring release is a no go. So, get yourself prepared for spooky season as more Flanagan goodness should be arriving around that time.
The Fall of the House of Usher cast
Like a lot of Mike Flanagan’s Flanaverse projects, The Fall of the House of Usher cast will contain plenty of actors who have worked with Flanagn before. These names include frequent collaborators: Rahul Kohli, Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller, and Kate Siegel.
However, there are plenty of other names working with Flanagan for the first time, such as Mark Hamill, and many more.
Here is The Fall of the House of Usher cast list:
- Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher
- Mary McDonnell as Madeline Usher
- Carl Lumbly as investigator C. Auguste Dupin
- Mark Hamill
- Carla Gugino
- Rahul Kohli
- Henry Thomas
- T’Nia Miller
- Kate Siegel
- Samantha Sloyan
- Willa Fitzgerald
- Zach Gilford
- Michael Trucco
- Malcolm Goodwin
- Kyleigh Curran
- Paola Nuñez
- Crystal Balint
- Aya Furukawa
- Matt Biedel
- Daniel Jun
- Robert Longstreet
- Ruth Codd
The Fall of the House of Usher cast is stacked full of established talent and newer faces too. Here’s hoping they can all blend together as effortlessly as they have done in the past.
The Fall of the House of Usher plot speculation
The Fall of the House of Usher plot will be an adaptation of a short story by Edgar Allan Poe of the same name, which was first published in 1839.
In Poe’s story, an unnamed narrator is invited to the House of Usher by his best friend, Roderick Usher, who has fallen ill. During his stay in the house, the character sees increasingly unexplainable, supernatural occurrences and has to deal with Roderick’s descent into insanity and the ill health of Roderick’s twin sister too.
In the story, which was seminal for the gothic horror genre, The House of Usher is a great but dilapidated building belonging to the Usher family and the two surviving members of the family who still live within it. It is linked to the health of the two remaining Ushers and may or may not be alive, with its own consciousness.
As an adaptation of the short story, Flanagan’s series will likely draw heavily from this for inspiration. Of course, there may be minor (or major) changes, and previous Flanagan TV adaptations of established stories – such as the horror-drama series The Haunting of Bly Manor – have taken a lot of creative liberties with their scripts away from the source material. Either way, expect a very, very spooky house, filled with creepy characters. Basically, your typical Mike Flanagan series.
Is there a The Fall of the House of Usher trailer?
While the show has finished filming, we’ve still had nothing in the way of a The Fall of the House of Usher trailer.
The bad news is that there isn’t even a release date for the series yet, so any trailer is going to be a way off yet. However, If the series releases in Spring 2023, we might get a teaser in the first few months of 2023!
How to watch Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher will debut exclusively on Netflix.
The Flanaverse series is a Netflix original, and will have eight episodes, so anyone who’s looking forward to the project will be able to watch it on the streaming service upon its release.
If that was all a bit too spooky, check out our guide to the best comedy movies as a palate cleanser. Or look ahead to new movies on the way with a similarly spooky vibe by reading our guide to the Evil Dead Rise release date.