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Netflix Unveils ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ Poster, A Haunting Tale By Mike Flanagan

Prepare for a spine-tingling Halloween as Netflix brings Edgar Allan Poe‘s eerie tales to life with Mike Flanagan‘s chilling new series, The Fall of the House of Usher. This limited 8-episode series, based on multiple works by Poe, is set to premiere on October 12th, 2023, the 5-year anniversary of the release of The Haunting Of Hill House.

“In this wicked narrative, ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have turned Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into a realm of opulence and influence. Yet, a mysterious woman from their past unveils long-buried secrets, leading to a series of deaths among the Usher dynasty,” the show’s synopsis teases.

The star-studded ensemble cast features Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, and more. Bruce Greenwood takes on the role of Roderick Usher.

Carla Gugino, known for her roles in Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House, promises a rollercoaster of dark humor and soul-stirring moments. This marks Mike Flanagan‘s fifth collaboration with Netflix under his Intrepid Pictures deal, following the success of The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and The Midnight Club.

Don’t miss this macabre masterpiece, directed by Flanagan and Michael Fimognari, with executive producers including Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis, and Michael Fimognari.

As the anticipation builds, take a glimpse at the official poster below.

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Netflix Announces Premiere Date And First Look Photos For ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’

In a thrilling announcement for fans of both classic literature and suspenseful television, Netflix has revealed that The Fall of the House of Usher, a highly anticipated series based on the haunting works of Edgar Allan Poe, is set to premiere on October 12th.

The upcoming limited eight-episode series, helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Flanagan, promises to delve into the eerie and macabre with a contemporary twist. Set in a world of opulent wealth and concealed secrets, the story follows the ruthless Usher siblings, Roderick (played by Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline (portrayed by Mary McDonnell). Together, they have masterminded the rise of Fortunato Pharmaceuticals, amassing a colossal empire of power and privilege.

However, the Usher dynasty’s grip on success begins to falter when the dark shadows of their past resurface. As a series of enigmatic deaths plague the Usher heirs, a mysterious woman from their youth emerges as the harbinger of doom, wielding the power to unveil long-buried truths that threaten to shatter their world.

The stellar cast is headlined by a lineup of industry heavyweights, including Carla Gugino, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, 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.

Flanagan, known for his prowess in the horror genre, not only conceived the series but also takes the directorial reins for four of the episodes. The remaining four episodes will be directed by Michael Fimognari. The series is produced by Intrepid Pictures, with Flanagan and Trevor Macy serving as executive producers alongside Fimognari and Emmy Grinwis.

Carla Gugino, who is part of the captivating ensemble, described the series as a rollercoaster of emotions, exclaiming, “It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul. There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and [Verna] is the manifestation of that. You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma.”

To tantalize eager viewers, Netflix has released a collection of gripping first look photos from The Fall of the House of Usher. Check them out below: