‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Trailer: Mike Flanagan’s Latest Horror Series Is Edgar Allan Poe Meets ‘Succession’

It’s time. Netflix has released the first official trailer for Mike Flanagan’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

Based on the Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name, the horror series follows sibling duo Roderick (Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline Usher (Mary McDonnell), who are at the front of their Fortunato Pharmaceuticals empire. Together, the Usher’s have established an empire of wealth, privilege and power — but at a cost.

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The family’s dark, shady past seemingly comes to light as heirs from the dynasty begin dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth. The first trailer gives audiences a glimpse at the gruesome killings to come, at the hands of a haunting woman who shares beef with the family from events in their younger years.

Alongside Greenwood and McDonnell, “The Fall of the House of Usher” cast includes Carla Gugino, 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.

Flanagan created the series and serves as director alongside Michael Fimognari, with the two directing four episodes each. Executive producers include Flanagan and Trevor Macy through their Intrepid Pictures banner, as well as Fimognari and Emmy Grinwis.

“It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul,” Gugino said in a statement written during production before SAG-AFTRA went on strike. “There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and [Verna] is the manifestation of that. You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma.”

“The Fall of the House of Usher” premieres on Netflix on Oct. 12. Watch the full trailer below.

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