What is the Fall of the House of Usher release date? One of the biggest names in modern horror, Mike Flanagan, is returning to streaming service Netflix with yet another horror series for his ever growing Flanaverse. This time, his series 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 a The Fall of the House of Usher miniseries for Netflix, and we could barely be more excited about it. The 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?
Fall of the House of Usher release date speculation
Here’s the good news: the producer of the series, Trevor Macy, told Collider that “[the Fall of the House of Usher release date] will be next year, but [Netflix] haven’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 could be hitting Netflix as early as March 2023. 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.
There’s more good news too. The fact that Macy is speculating on the Fall of the House of Usher release date himself suggests that an official release date for the TV series will be coming sooner rather than later. Of course, we’ll be here to provide the latest updates on the Flanaverse series as we get them.
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 the filmmaker before. These names will 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.
Who is in the Fall of the House of Usher cast?
- Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher
- Mary McDonnell as Madeline Usher
- Mark Hamill
- Carla Gugino
- Rahul Kohli
- Henry Thomas
- T’Nia Miller
- Kate Siegel
- Carl Lumbly
- Samantha Sloyan
- Willa Fitzgerald
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.
Fall of the house of Usher plot speculation
The Fall of the House of Usher series is 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.
Fall of the House of Usher trailer
The Fall of the House of Usher has finished filming, but we’ve still had no first look at the series, let alone a 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 even have some sort of teaser trailer before the end of 2022.
How to watch Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher will debut exclusively on the streaming service 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 there upon its release.
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