Based on the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Mike Flanagan‘s final series for Netflix is “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and a 2-minute sneak preview clip has arrived today.
The limited series from Intrepid Pictures is “based on multiple works from Poe,” and Netflix recently announced that “Usher” will premiere on October 12, 2023.
Watch the clip below, which introduces the troubled Usher family in a scene that brings many of Mike Flanagan’s regular actors together for one dysfunctional dinner.
“In this wicked 8-episode limited series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, 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 ensemble cast will include Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game, “The Haunting of Hill House”), Mary McDonnell (Scream 4), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep), and Mark Hamill.
Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game) is playing Roderick Usher.
Carla Gugino told Tudum.com last year during production, “It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul.”
Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nuñez, Henry Thomas, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, 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 also star.
“The Fall of the House of Usher” marks the fifth series for Mike 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 critically-lauded “Midnight Mass,” and most recently, Christopher Pike adaptation “The Midnight Club.”
Mike Flanagan and Michael Fimognari each directed four episodes of “Usher.”