[Editor's Note: This article was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the series being discussed here wouldn't exist.]

One of my most anticipated releases of 2023 has been Mike Flanagan's latest series, The Fall of the House of Usher. Based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and with a tremendous cast bringing this story to life, we now have an official release date of October 12th. A limited, 8-episode series, we have a look at the teaser poster and the official synopsis, which sheds a little more light on this modern-day tale:

"From Mike Flanagan, the creator of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, a wicked horror series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power. But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth."

  • Series Launch Date: Thursday, October 12
  • Format: Limited series; 8 episodes
  • Creator: Mike Flanagan
  • Directors: Mike Flanagan and Michael Fimognari will each direct four episodes
  • Executive Producers: Trevor Macy and Flanagan of Intrepid Pictures; Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari
  • Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nuñez, Henry Thomas, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Willa Fitzgerald, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annabeth Gish, Igby Rigney and Robert Longstreet