What is The Fall of the House of Usher (TV) About?
The Fall of the House of Usher is an American television miniseries that melds gothic horror with dramatic storytelling, set against the backdrop of a powerful pharmaceutical company, Fortunato Pharmaceuticals. The narrative recounts the ascent of the affluent Usher siblings, Roderick and Madeline, to the zenith of wealth and influence, paralleled with their eventual descent into tragedy as their kin fall victim to unexplained fatalities. The storyline reflects themes from Edgar Allan Poe's iconic literature, repurposing characters and plots into a cohesive, non-linear narrative that spans across several decades, from 1953 to 2023. As the series unfurls, it becomes evident that a mysterious woman from the Ushers' past is intricately connected to the harrowing events befalling the family. The ensemble cast, with notable performances by Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, and Mary McDonnell, captures the mood of the original macabre tales while portraying a uniquely modern thriller. The miniseries is noted for its cinematic direction by Mike Flanagan, along with Michael Fimognari who also serves as cinematographer, bringing to life the sinister undercurrents of the Usher dynasty's facade.
The first episode of The Fall of the House of Usher aired on October 12, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on October 12, 2023.