‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Netflix Series: What We Know So Far

by @JRobinsonWoN
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Mike Flanagan, the incredible mind behind some of Netflix’s best horror shows is returning once again to adapt another classic horror novel. With The Midnight Club deep into post-production, Mike Flanagan’s attention is firmly on the new limited series The Fall of the House of Usher which began filming 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 and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures, the same production behind all of Flanagan’s movies and TV shows. Flanagan himself will be directing as will Michael Fimognari who has worked on the likes of Midnight Mass, The Haunting series, and even, full 180 here, Netflix’s To All The Boys movies.


What is the production status of The Fall of the House of Usher?

Official Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 09/12/2021)

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 was initially scheduled to end on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.

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Mike Flanagan on set while directing Midnight Mass – Picture: Intrepid Pictures

Confirmation that filming had gotten underway came from several actors posting on social media about the project. Kate Siegel posted on January 26th pointing at a sign with the logo for the new series on it.

Flanagan later clarified that although the cast were all in Canada, the cameras hadn’t started rolling yet.

Filming didn’t actually get underway until January 31st, however, and is now scheduled to run until June 1st, 2022.

The show is being filmed at Bridge Studios in Burnaby, BC, Canada. It’s been the filming home for many Netflix projects over the years including Flanagan’s past works such as Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Bly Manor but also for Lost in Space, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Christmas Chronicles, and Operation Christmas Drop.


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 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.

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Other than Midnight Mass, all of the television shows written, directed, and produced by Mike Flanagan have been adaptations of horror novels:

Novel Author Published
The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson 1959
The Turn of the Screw* Henry James 1898
The Midnight Club Christopher Pike 1994

 *The Turn of the Screw was adapted into the television series The Haunting of Bly Manor

Here’s a logline that’s been released about what we can expect:

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.


Who is in the cast of The Fall of the House of Usher?

Mike Flanagan is extremely well known for working with actors on multiple projects. That’s absolutely going to be the case for The Fall of the House of Usher with numerous faces from the likes of The Haunting of Hill House and more recently Midnight Mass returning here.

Let’s run through the cast now and we’ll walk you through the frequent Mike Flanagan players and those who are new to the Flanagan universe seperately.

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Cast grid for The Fall of the House of Usher

Returning Players for The Fall of the House of Ushers

Among the cast members who are returning from other Mike Flanagan projects include:

  • Carla Gugino (Lead in Gerald’s Game, played Olivia Crain in Hill House, Older Jamie in Bly Manor, and a very 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. Will also appear in Flanagan’s There’s Something Wrong with the Children)
  • Annabeth Gish (Dr. Sarah Gunning in Midnight Mass, Mrs. Dudley in 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)
  • Rahul Kohli (Sheriff Hassan in Midnight Mass, Owen in Bly Manor)
  • Michael Trucco (Wade in Midnight Mass)
  • T’Nia Miller (Hannah Grose in Bly Manor)

Other Cast Members Confirmed for The Fall of The House of Usher

  • Mary McDonnell will play Madeline Usher described as smart and self-possessed. Known for Battlestar Galactica and Donnie Darko.
  • Mark Hamill will play Arthur Pym who is the family attorney. Known for Star Wars.
  • Frank Langella will play Roderick Usher. Best known for Frost/Nixon and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
  • Paola Nuñez will star and best known for Bad Boys for Life and The Son.

When is the Netflix release date of The Fall of the House of Usher?

With filming taking place between January and June 2022, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see The Fall of the House of Usher released in 2022 (Flanagan’s 2022 release is The Midnight Club).

It’s more than likely we’ll see the series drop sometime in 2023.


Are you looking forward to the release of The Fall of the House of Usher? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.