‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ Teaser: Carla Gugino Is A Malevolent Force In Mike Flanagan’s Poe Thriller Series

“She’s Coming.”

The new teaser for Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix horror series, The Fall of the House of Usher, centers on the mysterious Verna character played by Carla Gugino. What we know about the series is that it’s not a direct adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short, but a very loose take on many of the author’s notable works. That includes his most famous, The Raven, and if Verna seems to share a connection with that classic story, well, it’s definitely not a coincidence.

Here’s the synopsis: 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.

Bruce Greenwood, 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.

Much of the principle cast can be seen in new character posters revealed by Netflix over social media. But again, this looks like a spotlight series for Gugino, who is best known for her work on Watchmen and Sin City.

The Fall of the House of Usher hits Netflix on October 12th.


Travis Hopson
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