Mike Flanagan's New Project Brings Director's Haunted Series Full Circle
From The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor to The Fall of the House of Usher.
Mike Flanagan has made waves in the horror world for his mastery of crafting atmospheric and psychologically chilling tales. From adapting Doctor Sleep to taking horror to a whole new level with Hush, his portfolio is filled with chilling stories that delve into the depths of the human psyche and supernatural terror.
But it was his seven-year partnership with Netflix, which produced such notable works as Midnight Mass, The Haunting series and The Midnight Club, that proved to be the highlight of the director's career.
Now, with the upcoming release of Mike Flanagan's The Fall of the House of Usher on October 12, the partnership comes full circle. Based on one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous and influential works in the horror genre, The Fall of the House of Usher will be an eight-episode gothic horror miniseries.
The series will follow the ruthless brother and sister Ushers while at the helm of their powerful empire. But when the dynasty's heirs begin to die under mysterious circumstances, secrets from the past linked to an enigmatic woman from their youth come to light.
For his final project with Netflix, Flanagan is reuniting with numerous past collaborators for the series, which features 21 returning actors from his Netflix projects and other movies. In addition, there will be a number of newcomers to the series, including the most beloved of die-hard Star Wars fans, Mark Hamill.
Although The Fall of the House of Usher is still a relatively new series, Mike Flanagan's upcoming Netflix series is already looking very promising from a visual standpoint and continues the director's exciting trend of modern horror.
In the series The Haunting and Midnight Mass, Flanagan's use of a muted color palette was in keeping with the heavy themes of both series. And while The Midnight Club had a vibrant palette, The Haunting of Bly Manor's washed-out hues evoked '80s nostalgia.
As Flanagan's Edgar Allan Poe adaptation approaches, early glimpses point to another unique visual approach with a more visually opulent setting.
According to the cast of The Fall of the House of Usher, Flanagan's new miniseries will be a departure from his previous work. While it will retain Flanagan's signature style, the series will take a thousand-degree turn.
Fans are eager for the presence of familiar Flanagan elements, yet ready to see the director's new, unique approach in finally wrapping up the long-running series of haunting tales from the haunted past.