The Haunting anthology series creator, Mike Flanagan, has lined up his next Netflix project. Having recently launched the horror miniseries Midnight Mass, he has also just received an eight-part series order for The Fall of the House of Usher, a standalone project.
The show is based on various works by Edgar Allan Poe and, although Netflix hasn't revealed much in the way of plot details, we do know that Poe's Gothic short story of the same name features themes of madness, isolation, familial relationships, and metaphysical identities.
Though there's nothing to indicate that this show will stick to the short story's narrative, The Fall of the House of Usher has been adapted a number of times: as a 1928 silent French film, another silent film from 1928 released by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, then in 1960 from Roger Corman, then again in the 2006 film from Australian director Hayley Cloake.
Flanagan and Michael Fimognari will each direct four episodes. Though the latter's feature directorial endeavours have so far been limited to To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All The Boys: Always and Forever – which, granted, doesn't scream arthouse horror – Fimognari worked as the cinematographer on a number of Flanagan's projects, including Midnight Mass, Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.
This show will mark Flanagan's fifth project at Netflix, including the upcoming The Midnight Club.