After amassing critical appreciation for his limited series Midnight Mass that premiered on Netflix quite recently, Mike Flanagan has announced his new upcoming Netflix horror show.
Known for his innate talent to heighten spatial and psychological terror in Netflix shows like The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Flanagan is set to direct his new show that will be based on the master of macabre horror, Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story The Fall of the House of Usher.
Flanagan expressed his delight at adapting the story on Twitter. He said it is “like nothing else” he has ever done with his team and said he was plenty “excited” to be working on this series.
After he explored the trope of a haunted house in his limited series The Haunting of Hill House, it will be interesting to see how he deals with Poe’s story that shows an unnamed narrator visiting his friend Roderick Usher’s house and finding himself caught in a sinister unravelling of events that follow the Usher sister’s death.
Steeped in elements of Gothic horror, Poe’s story is fascinating and Flanagan’s able creative ingenuity will most likely add a different dimension to it. As a part of his multi-year deal with the streamer, Flanagan’s other projects include The Midnight Club as well as the title Something is Killing the Children.
Flanagan is well known for his films like Hush, Doctor Sleep, Gerald’s Game and Ouija: Origin of Evil, all of which are streaming on Netflix and helped the director carve out his niche audience.
Besides writing and directing one half of the project, he will be joined by long time collaborator Michael Fimognari to direct the second half.
While we eagerly wait for further announcements, make sure to stream Midnight Mass on Netflix.