Netflix and Intrepid Pictures today announced new limited series The Fall of the House of Usher and the streaming service also debuted new trailers for Locke & Key Season 2, Hypnotic and A Boy Called Christmas.
Created by Mike Flanagan, The Fall of the House of Usher is based on the based on multiple works from Edgar Allan Poe.
The Fall of the House of Usher marks the fifth series for Flanagan and Trevor Macy at Netflix under their Intrepid Pictures overall deal, including: the fan-beloved The Haunting of series — The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor; the recently launched and critically-lauded Midnight Mass, and the upcoming The Midnight Club.
Mike Flanagan and Michael Fimognari will each direct four episodes. The executive producers include Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan of Intrepid Pictures, as well as Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari.
Next up is the new trailer for Locke and Key Season 2, launching on Netflix October 22 and consisting of 10 episodes. Locke and Key is the television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Entertainment.
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.
From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Locke and Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.
The series stars Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Petrice Jones, Bill Heck, Thomas Mitchell Barnett, Coby Bird, Jesse Camacho, Asha Bromfield, Griffin Gluck, Hallea Jones, Aaron Ashmore, Liyuo Abere, and Brendan Hines.
The movie Hypnotic is coming to Netflix on October 27. Directed by Suzanne Coote and Matt Angel, the film was written by Richard D’Ovidio and produced by Michael J. Luisi.
In Hypnotic, a young woman (Kate Siegel) seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist (Jason O’Mara), but after a handful of intense sessions, soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
Feeling stuck both personally and professionally, Jenn (Kate Siegel), a young woman reeling from a series of traumatic events, enlists a renowned hypnotherapist, Dr. Meade (Jason O’Mara), to help on her road to recovery. After a handful of intense sessions, terrifying events, and mysterious blackouts, Jenn soon finds herself caught in a dangerous mind game.
With the help of Detective Wade Rollins (Dulé Hill), Jen looks to put the pieces together before it’s too late and there are deadly consequences.
Holiday film A Boy Called Christmas will be available on Netflix November 24. It is rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements. StudioCanal produced the movie with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Blueprint Pictures.
A Boy Called Christmas is directed by Academy Award nominee Gil Kenan (Monster House) from a script by Kenan and Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). The movie is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Matt Haig. It is the first book in an acclaimed series of novels, all of which are published by Canongate Books.
The movie stars Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2, The Iron Lady), Zoe Colletti (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Toby Jones (Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington 1 & 2), and Michiel Huisman (The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society).
Also starring are Henry Lawfull (Les Miserables), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter films), Rune Temte (Captain Marvel, The Last Kingdom), Indica Watson (The Missing, Sherlock) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman 1984).
In the film, an ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm.
Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible.