Netflix today announced the launch date for Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher, which is coming to the streaming service on October 12, 2023. The limited series consists of eight episodes.
From Mike Flanagan, the creator of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, comes a wicked horror series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
In The Fall of the House of Usher, ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power.
But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth.
The big cast includes Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nuñez, Henry Thomas, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, and Kate Siegel.
There’s also Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Willa Fitzgerald, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annabeth Gish, Igby Rigney, and Robert Longstreet.
Mike Flanagan and Michael Fimognari are each directing four episodes of the series.
The executive producers include Trevor Macy and Flanagan of Intrepid Pictures, Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari.
“It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul,” Carla Gugino told Netflix’s Tudum previously.
“There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and she is the manifestation of that. You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma.”