The Fall of the House of Usher: Netflix’s upcoming gothic horror series cast

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 07: Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel attend the 2023 Tribeca Festival opening night screening of "Kiss The Future" at BMCC Tribeca PAC on June 07, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 07: Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel attend the 2023 Tribeca Festival opening night screening of "Kiss The Future" at BMCC Tribeca PAC on June 07, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage) /

Netflix is set to transport viewers to the eerie and macabre world of Edgar Allan Poe with its upcoming gothic horror drama miniseries, The Fall of the House of Usher. Created by renowned horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House), this thrilling adaptation loosely draws from Poe’s iconic short story of the same name and other works by the literary legend.

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As the release date of October 12, 2023, draws near, anticipation is building for a 2023 Netflix series that promises to be a chilling and captivating descent into the abyss of the human psyche.

Synopsis of The Fall of the House of Usher

Based on the official synopsis, it sounds like The Fall of the House of Usher unfolds as a haunting tale of family secrets, corrupt pharmaceutical empires, and the supernatural forces that bind them together. At its core, the series revolves around the enigmatic CEO of a morally dubious pharmaceutical company, Roderick Usher, portrayed by the talented Bruce Greenwood (known for Star Trek – 2009, Thirteen Days, and I, Robot).

Roderick’s life takes a sinister turn when his children begin dying under mysterious and brutal circumstances. As the dark secrets of the Usher family unravel, we can expect the line between reality and the supernatural to blur, (likely) plunging Roderick into a terrifying descent into madness.

Main cast of The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. The narrator arrives at his friend Roderick Usher s house. Caption: I gazed upon the House of Usher. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939). EAP American author & poet: 19 January 1809 – 7 October 1849. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) /

Based on the IMDb information, the series boasts an ensemble cast of seasoned actors and rising stars, each poised to bring Poe’s haunting characters to life with their exceptional talent (or so one would hope).

Carla Gugino (Watchmen, American Gangster) as Verna: Gugino plays a pivotal role in the Usher family’s dark history, adding depth and intrigue to the storyline.

Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher: The brooding CEO and twin brother of Madeline Usher, Greenwood’s portrayal is bound to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, Donnie Darko) as Madeline Usher: McDonnell takes on the role of Roderick’s twin sister, Madeline, whose fate is intertwined with the sinister events that unfold.

Carl Lumbly (Men of Honor, A Cure for Wellness) as C. Auguste Dupin: Lumbly portrays a attorney, most likely tasked with unraveling the mysteries surrounding the Usher family.

Samantha Sloyan (Midnight Mass, Grey’s Anatomy – 2015) as Tamerlane Usher: Sloyan’s character surely adds another layer of complexity to the Usher family dynamic.

Rahul Kohli (iZombie, Supergirl – 2017) as Napoleon Usher: Known for his versatility, Kohli’s performance as Napoleon Usher promises to be a standout.

Kate Siegel (Hush, The Haunting of Hill House -2018) as Camille L’Espanaye: A familiar face in Flanagan’s work, Siegel’s involvement adds a touch of familiarity to the series.

Mark Hamill (the Star Wars franchise) as Arthur Pym: In a role described as being a “no questions asked” type person, Hamill’s presence is a tantalizing addition to the cast.

Supporting cast

The series doesn’t stop at its stellar main cast; it boasts an equally impressive supporting lineup, including:

Paola Nuñez as Dr. Alessandra Ruiz
Matt Biedel as William “Bill-T” Wilson
Crystal Balint as Morelle Usher
Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher
Ruth Codd as Juno Usher
Igby Rigney as Toby
Aya Furukawa as Tina
Daniel Chae Jun as Julius
Annabeth Gish as Eliza
Robert Longstreet as Mr. Longfellow
Sarah-Jane Redmond as Mrs. Longfellow
Nicholas Lea as Judge John Neal
JayR Tinaco as Faraj


The combination of seasoned actors and fresh talents in the supporting cast ensures that The Fall of the House of Usher will be a riveting and multi-dimensional viewing experience. With a release date just around the corner, The Fall of the House of Usher is poised to become a defining moment in the realm of gothic horror television.

The star-studded cast, led by Greenwood and Gugino, is set to (again, hopefully) deliver spine-tingling performances that will leave audiences eagerly awaiting the series’ premiere on October 12, 2023. As Netflix continues to push the boundaries of storytelling, this adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s timeless works promises to be an unforgettable journey into the depths of fear and the unknown.

In addition to this series, Creepshow season 4 will debut on Shudder, AMC+, and AMC on Friday, October 13, for even more horror during Halloween month.

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