Horror director Mike Flanagan is working on a new series for Netflix, based on a stories written by Edgar Allan Poe.
Revealed by Netflix on Twitter, The Fall of the House of Usher will be a limited series from Flanagan, based on multiple works from Edgar Allan Poe. Those works will presumably include the short story referred to by the title, The Fall of the House of Usher, a gothic tale released in 1839. It was later published as part of Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, a collection of Poe’s gothic fiction.
Mike Flanagan has more scares headed to Netflix!
Joining The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and his upcoming adaptation of The Midnight Club, is The Fall of the House of Usher — a new limited series based on multiple works from Edgar Allan Poe pic.twitter.com/m3y3FV1gmZ
— Netflix (@netflix) October 6, 2021
Flanagan has recently made a name for himself through his limited series for Netflix. His first two, The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, were also adapted from famous old horror novels. Flanagan recently followed those shows up with Midnight Mass – a story of his own creation – and is also working on an adaptation of The Midnight Club, a 1994 novel written by Christopher Pike. He’s also adapting Pike’s 1992 novel The Season of Passage, a horror story set on Mars.
Midnight Mass scored highly with critics, and IGN gave it 9/10, stating that it is Flanagan’s best work to date. Prior to working in television, Flanagan was best known for his films Hush, Oculus, and Gerald’s Game. A big Stephen King fan, he also directed Doctor Sleep.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.