Midnight Mass and Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan is taking on another horror pioneer: Edgar Allen Poe. Flanagan is working on a series based on The Fall of the House of Usher, Netflix has announced.
Poe's gothic short story was first published in 1893 in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, but the limited eight-episode drama series will be based on various works by Poe. Haunting of the House of Usher, anyone?
Flanagan previously updated classic horror authors into modern-day Netflix anthology series(based on the novel by Shirley Jackson) and (based on the work of Henry James), as well as creating the recent hit and forthcoming series The Midnight Club (based on Christopher Pike's novels).
Flanagan will direct four of the episodes, while the other half will be helmed by Flanagan's regular cinematographer Michael Fimognari.
The Fall of the House of Usher has inspired several adaptations, including a 1928 French silent film; Roger Corman's 1960 film with Vincent Price; a 2006 Australian version; and operas by Claude Debussy and Philip Glass.