[Updated] Carla Gugino and Mark Hamill Among Cast Announced for Mike Flanagan’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Netflix has announced a number of cast for horror-stalwart Mike Flanagan’s upcoming limited series “The Fall of the House of Usher” based on multiple works by Edgar Allan Poe. The cast will include Carla Gugino (“Watchmen”), Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”), Frank Langella (“Frost/Nixon”), Mary McDonnell (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Carl Lumbly (“Men of Honor”).

Flanagan has described the series as an ‘epic tale of greed, horror, and tragedy’ and is a modern remix of modern remix of the short story of the same name by Egdar Allan Poe and multiple of his other works.

According to Variety, Langella will lead the cast as Roderick Usher, the patriarch of the Usher dynasty. Mary McDonnell plays Roderick’s twin sister Madeline, the ‘hidden hand’ of the family. Lumbly plays investigator C. Auguste Dupin, who was featured in multiple works by Poe. Mark Hamill’s character has not yet been announced, but is described as being “surprisingly at home in the shadows.” Gugino’s character os yet to be announced and there will be more cast announcements in the near future.

Update: 10:04pm, December 10th

Nineteen further cast members have now been announced:

  • Crystal Balint
  • Matt Biedel
  • Ruth Codd
  • Kyleigh Curran
  • Aya Furukawa
  • Zach Gilford
  • Annabeth Gish
  • Malcolm Goodwin
  • Daniel Jun
  • Rahul Kohli
  • Robert Longstreet
  • T’Nia Miller
  • Paola Nuñez
  • Katie Parker
  • Sauriyan Sapkota
  • Kate Siegel
  • Samantha Sloyan
  • Henry Thomas
  • Michael Trucco


Flanagan is also currently working on “The Midnight Club” – a horror mystery-thriller based on the 1994 novel by Christopher Pike. The series will also use elements from other Pike novels. The series follows group of seven close terminally ill young adults resides in the Rotterdam Home hospice run by an enigmatic doctor. They meet at midnight every night to tell each other scary stories. One night they make a pact that the first one to succumb to their disease is responsible for communicating with the others beyond the grave. After one of them dies, bizarre occurrences begin.

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