“Midnight Mass” creator Mike Flanagan has his next series set at Netflix with a limited series based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher”…
Following a string of horror hits including “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and most recently “Midnight Mass,” Mike Flanagan has booked his next limited series at Netflix.
The writer and director is adapting the famed Edgar Allan Poe short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” into a new series that will be developed for the streaming service.
While the series is expected to draw upon more than just one of Poe’s stories, the series will be primarily based around “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which was first released in 1839.
The story is centered around an unnamed narrator, who receives a letter from his friend Roderick Usher requesting him to visit because he’s fallen ill both physically and emotionally. Once the narrator arrives, he can’t help but notice the gloomy and mysterious house belonging to his friend as well as the almost evil presence that seems to surround the grounds.
The story dabbles on themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities.
The upcoming series will feature eight episodes with Flanagan directing four of them along with Michael Fimognari, who will direct the other four episodes.
There’s no word yet on when production might actually begin on the adaptation because Flanagan has a lot on his plate these days.
His latest work “Midnight Mass” has been well received since being released on Netflix just recently and he’s currently working on his next series release called “The Midnight Club,” which will also go to the streaming service.
This will mark the fifth overall series for Flanagan and his company shared with Trevor Macy called Intrepid Pictures at Netflix following “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” “Midnight Mass” and “The Midnight Club.”