It’s been far too long since we got a new horror series from Mike Flanagan. His last show, The Midnight Club, arrived on Netflix back in October 2022. That might not seem that long ago, but it could have premiered last week, and it would still be too long for us. We’re big fans, which is why we can’t wait for his next release. Now we know when that will finally happen. Netflix has announced The Fall of the House of Usher, Flanagan’s Edgar Allan Poe-inspired limited-series, will debut just in time for Halloween on October 12. And to celebrate The Fall of the House of Usher‘s release date, the streaming site also shared a brief teaser and first-look photos of the star-studded cast.

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Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher Teaser, Synopsis, and First-Look Photos

Yup, that’s Mark Hamill himself joining Flanagan’s troupe of actors. He plays Arthur Pym, one of the many people caught up in a deadly story of a rich family haunted by their past. Along with first-look images, which you can spot above and below, Netflix also revealed the show’s first teaser. Take a look at the haunting footage.

Additionally, here’s The Fall of the House of Usher‘s official synopsis from Netflix:

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.

The Fall of the House of Usher‘s Cast and Crew

Bruce Greenwood and Mary McDonnell play Roderick and Madeline. Joining them and Mark Hamill in The Fall of the House of Usher‘s cast are: Carla Gugino (Verna), Carl Lumbly (Auguste Dupin), Michael Trucco (Rufus Griswold), T’Nia Miller (Victorine Lafourcade), Paola Núñez (Dr. Allessandra Ruiz), Henry Thomas (Frederick Usher), Kyliegh Curran (Lenore Usher), Samantha Sloyan (Tamerlane Usher), Rahul Kohli (Napoleon “Leo” Usher), Kate Siegel (Camille L’Espanaye), Sauriyan Sapkota (Prospero “Perry Usher”), Zach Gilford (Young Roderick), Willa Fitzgerald (Young Madeline), Katie Parker (Annabel Lee), Malcolm Goodwin (Young Dupin), Crystal Balint (Morelle “Morrie” Usher), Aya Furukawa (Tina), Daniel Jun (Julius), Matt Biedel (William “Bill” T. Wilson), Ruth Codd (Juno Usher), Annabeth Gish (Eliza), Igby Rigney (Toby), and Robert Longstreet (Longfellow).

In addition to writing the show with Emmy Grinwis, Flanagan also directs four episodes of The Fall of the House of Usher. Michael Fimognari directs the eight-part series’ other four installments.

The Fall of the House of Usher‘s Release Date

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As mentioned, Mike Flangan’s The Fall of the House of Usher will release on October 12, right in the middle of the year’s eeriest month.

Now that we know that, all that’s left to do is wait for the show to premiere… Although we eagerly await The Fall of the House of Usher‘s full trailer as well. That’s the only thing we hate about seeing these images. It makes waiting even harder.

Originally published on August 10, 2023.