Carla Gugino, Frank Langella, Mary McDonnell and Carl Lumbly are also announced in the cast.
Following the success of The Haunting of Hill House, Bly Manor and Midnight mass, Mike Flanagan will direct a new horror series for Netflix: an adaptation of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of House Usher. He unveiled part of his cast last night, on Twitter, and makes an appointment with his fans at 7 p.m. to know the rest of the actors, mix “familiar faces and new faces”, promises the director. In the meantime, here are the five actors he has already announced: Frank Langella (Captain Fantastic, Kidding…) will play Roderick Usher, the patriarch of the Usher dynasty, Carla Gugino (already present in many projects of Flanagan, including Jessie) will be there too, in an unspecified role, Mary McDonnell (Independence Day, Donnie Darko…) will play Madeline Usher, Roderick’s sister, Carl Lumbly (Flanagan has already offered her the role of Dick Hallorann in his sequel to Shining, Doctor Sleep) will play the investigator C. Auguste Dupin, and finally Mark Hamill (is it really useful to present the interpreter of Luke Skywalker in Star wars ?) will play “a surprised character hidden in the shadow of the house”.
We’re just a few weeks away from principal photography on THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, @intrepid‘s latest miniseries for @netflix. Today, Executive Producer Trevor Macy and I are elated to unveil the first wave of our cast.
– Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) December 9, 2021
After Midnight Sermons, Mike Flanagan adapts Edgar Allan Poe, still for Netflix
An already tempting cast, for a free adaptation of the short story published in 1839, which has already inspired films (in 1928 directed by Jean Espein, in 1960 by Roger Corman and in 1982 by Jess Franco). Available in 8 episodes, this series will be “a modern remix of the most iconic works of Edgar Allan Poe”, teases the director, who also talks about “tale mixing greed, horror and tragedy”.
There are no ghosts hidden in Midnight Mass