While promoting the recent release of ‘The Midnight Club‘, the creator Mike Flanagan (‘Midnight Mass’) commented on the possibility of a new season for the anthology franchise that began with ‘The Curse of Hill House‘.
“We want the ‘The Curse’ series to always be based on a classic horror literature. Ideally, it would be something that has been adapted before so we can do something different. When I think of the ‘Curse’ series, I imagine authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens, as well as contemporaries like Henry James and Shirley Jackson. Another criterion is having ghosts as the main focus. We consider a new season based on ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ to be Poe’s, but it’s not a ghost story. There is no ‘curse’ there.”
he completes, “We left the door open [para novas temporadas]and we always discuss possible stories that we can bring our own approach, but we don’t want to do a new season just for the sake of doing it.”
Please note that ‘A Remains of the House of Usher‘ will be the next project of Flanagan. Unlike his previous works, the director promised that the new series will be extremely bloody.
“Many of my productions are slow paced, but ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ will be like a blast. It’s going to be an aggressive, over-the-top, violent, insane series unlike anything I’ve ever done. We want gallons of blood running down the screen from the start. That’s the new objective. It’s our chance to create something insane. The entire Edgar Allan Poe catalog is in the public domain. We can choose what we want and create our own vision. It will be an intense journey after five very emotional years. It will be very fun.”
he completes, “We will start filming in January. They will announce the cast soon. The cast is incredible.”
Although details about the narrative have not been revealed, the titular tale was originally published in 1893 and looks at themes such as madness, family, isolation and metaphysical identities. The story follows an unnamed narrator who travels to the House of Usher on a “dark, soundless, drab day”. The house, belonging to a childhood friend named Roderick Usher, is mysterious and chilling – and the narrator realizes that the house has absorbed unspeakable evil and a sickening atmosphere from everything around it.
Carla Gugino, Mark Hamill, Carl Lumbly e Mary McDonnell star in the production.
Thomas, T’Nia Miller, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Michael Trucco, Paula Nunez, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annabeth Gish, Robert Longstreet, Kate Siegel, Willa Fitzgerald e Bruce Greenwood complete the list.
Flanagan also joins as executive producer alongside Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis e Michael Fimognari. He also directs four episodes of the series, while Fimognari is responsible for the other four.
The project is the sixth in the deal between Flanagan and Netflix, preceded by ‘Midnight Mass’by the praised ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ e ‘The Curse of Bly Manor’fur thriller ‘Dangerous game’ and for the future ‘The Midnight Club’.
‘A Queda da House of Usher’ does not yet have a release date.