Mike Flanagan‘s prolific and successful relationship with Netflix continues. Having previously directing The Haunting Of Hill House – one of the streamer’s most popular shows – and recent horror series Midnight Mass, Netflix are collaborating with him again, this time on The Fall Of The House Of Usher, a series inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe.
The title comes from a short story written by Poe, but the eight-episode self-contained narrative will draw from the many works of the influential gothic author. Flanagan is expected to direct four of the eight episodes, with Michael Fimognari helming the other half. Flanagan will also produce alongside Trevor Macy under their Intrepid Pictures banner.
This is great news for horror fans. Flanagan has become one of biggest filmmaking voices in horror, with his Netflix shows being a major part of that. But he’s also directed Stephen King adaptations Gerald’s Game (also for Netflix) and Doctor Sleep, as well as Oculus and Absentia.
While there aren’t any plot details for The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Flanagan’s track record speaks for itself, and it’s no surprise Netflix continues to work with him as his shows are always appointment viewing and usually heavily praised.
He’s also got a series adaptation of Christopher Pike‘s book The Midnight Club due out on Netflix next year, and a third season of The Haunting series is being discussed, so don’t expect to see The Fall Of The House Of Usher until 2023.