Midnight Mass Creator adapts Edgar Allan Poe’s stories for new Netflix series
Midnight Mass creator Mike Flanagan is developing The Fall of the House of Usher, a Netflix horror series based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
Midnight Mass Creator Mike Flanagan is developing another Netflix horror series in the form of The Fall of House Usher.
Flanagan created the show and serves as executive producer, reported Variety. He will direct four episodes of the limited series. Trevor Macy, Intrepid Pictures partner of Flanagan, Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari will also be executive producers, with Melinda Nishioka co-executive producer of Intrepid Pictures.
The Fall of House Usher takes its name from Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story. The Story of Poe, a gothic horror work, follows its anonymous narrator as they travel to help their friend, Roderick Usher, in his ruined estate in the countryside, to discover the dark and disturbing secrets that hide within its walls. Just like the second installment of Flanagan’s The haunting anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Mansion, adapts and re-imagines several Henry James horror stories, Netflix The Fall of House Usher adapts several Poe stories, starting with the titular’s.
Flanagan The Fall of House Usher marks his last collaboration with Netflix after the first two seasons of The haunting (The Haunting of Hill House and Manor of Bly), Midnight Mass, his 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel Gerald’s game and 2016 Silence, an original horror thriller that Flangan directed and co-wrote with the star of the film and his frequent collaborator, Kate Siegel (to whom Flanagan is also married).
Although it is based on classic horror literature, The Fall of House Usher would be a standalone series and not the third season of The haunting anthology. “If the stars align in such a way that we decide to return to the Haunted world, it would have to be so much on this path that we put in place, ”said Flanagan, discussing the potential Haunted Season 3 returns in September. “It should be with the right piece of IP, it should be with the right ghost-centric story, and it should really match up with Bly [Manor] and Hill House. “
The Fall of House Usher has yet to receive an official premiere date. Flanagan’s other horror series including Midnight Mass, are now streaming on Netflix.
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