Mike Flanagan's Next Netflix Series Will Be Based on the Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Published Oct 06, 2021With his first two Haunting anthologies and Midnight Mass in the books at Netflix, Mike Flanagan has had another series ordered by the streamer — and this one will be inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's 1893 short story "The Fall of the House of Usher."
Adopting the name of its source work, The Fall of the House of Usher will take the form of another limited series from Flanagan, his fifth instalment in an overall deal with Netflix.
The Fall will comprise eight episodes, four of which will be directed by Flanagan. Executive producer Michael Fimognari will direct the other four, while Flanagan's Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy will also executive produce the project, alongside Emmy Grinwis and co-producer Melinda Nishioka.
As per Deadline, the story will take place outside of Flanagan's Haunting universe — another standalone project. It is said to feature Poe's themes of "madness, family, isolation and identity."
So far, no actors have been named in the project, however, it's fair to assume that Flanagan will cast at least a few favourites from his usual roster. Henry Thomas, for example, has appeared in all three of the showrunner's recent Netflix series, as has the beloved Kate Siegel.
The Fall of the House of Usher has yet to set a firm release date. Flanagan's latest project, The Midnight Club, is expected in 2022.