The series, titled The Fall of the House of Usher will be based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Horror mastermind Mike Flanagan is all set to scare viewers straight yet again. It was announced that the Midnight Mass creator will helm yet another Netflix horror mini-series, called The Fall of the House of Usher.
According to reports in Collider, the upcoming limited series will be based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The show shares its title with one of Poe’s short stories of the same name. The gothic tale included elements that are the staple of the writer’s unsettling tales, including mystery, ominous signs and madness.
The show is said to be based on several of Poe’s works and the whole story will be contained in one season.
The upcoming series will not be the first where Flanagan has taken inspiration from literary works. He had previously adapted Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw into shows as a part of his horror anthology series, The Haunting.
The Fall of the House of Usher will be produced under Flanagan’s Intrepid Pictures banner, which has also hosted several of his previous ventures. The series will mark the fifth Netflix show under the banner, after The Haunting of Hill House (2018), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Midnight Mass (2021) and the upcoming The Midnight Club. All the limited series had Flanagan as showrunner and creator.
Flanagan will also reportedly direct four of the total eight episodes of the show as well. His frequent collaborator Michael Fimognari, will direct the rest.
Details regarding the film, including its release, are yet to be let out.