“The Fall of the House of Usher” is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe and the creator of “The Curse of Hill House” and “Midnight Mass” will direct only half of the episodes.
Just a few weeks ago he once again terrorized Netflix audiences with his Midnight Mass and Mike Flanagan already has a new horror series on the streaming platform. The new project of the also responsible for The Curse of Hill House and The curse of Bly Manor bears by title The Fall of the House of Usher and is an adaptation of a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.
With this new story, Netflix’s horror master goes back to haunted houses with which it has been shown to work so well. Published in Spain under the title ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, tells the story of a young gentleman who is invited by a childhood friend, Roderick Usher, to the old mansion in which he lives in seclusion with his sister and suffering from a strange disease.
The story has taken the big screen on several occasions: First in 1929, as a silent title directed by Jean Epstein, but also in 1960, 1989, 1992 and 2006 under the batons of Roger Corman, Alan Birkinshaw, Marc Julian Ghens and Hayley Cloake, respectively. Likewise, it has also been the subject of medium-length films and was adapted as an episode of the British series of the 90s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
Unlike his previous Netflix projects, Flanagan will only direct half of the eight episodes that will make up the platform’s new horror series, while the remaining four will be directed by his regular collaborator Michael Fimognari. Flanagan, however, is in charge of writing the eight scripts.
I am very excited about this series. It’s not like anything we’ve ever done
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And what about the second season of ‘Midnight Mass’?
Although it has not been conceived or presented as such, the adaptation of The fall of the House of Usher It could well be a new installment of “The Curse”, The Curse of House of Usher. However, Flanagan’s other big project for Netflix, Midnight Mass, It does not seem that it will have a second season on the platform.
The story, on which Flanagan had been working for a decade, has been described as his most personal project, and, although the future of the characters that remain alive or a prequel could allow the series to continue, the truth is that the Season 1 presents a beginning and an ending to the story.
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Midnight Mass, The curse of Hill House and The curse of Bly Manor They are already in full on Netflix.