Will there be another season of The Fall of the House of Usher?

The Fall of the House of Usher. Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher in episode 101 of The Fall of the House of Usher. Cr. Eike Schroter/Netflix © 2023
The Fall of the House of Usher. Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher in episode 101 of The Fall of the House of Usher. Cr. Eike Schroter/Netflix © 2023 /
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Sorry to those who would like to spend more time in the world of Edgar Allan Poe and the Usher family, but our journey with the Ushers has come to a close with the eighth and final episode of The Fall of the House of Usher. There will not be a second season of the show for multiple reasons.

Some spoilers ahead for The Fall of the House of Usher

For starters, there aren’t any Ushers left to carry on the story. That’s kind of the whole point of the show! The entire Usher family bloodline is dead. The only “Ushers” remaining are Morelle and Juno Usher, who married into the family and therefore were spared from Verna.

Yes, creator Mike Flanagan could have created an anthology like The Haunting series, but that’s not going to happen. The main reasons for that are that, one, Flanagan is no longer going to be working for Netflix moving forward. He and his producing partner Trevor Macy have signed a new overall deal with Amazon.

Secondly, Flanagan himself has said via his Tumblr that he pretty much covered all of the Poe works he was interested in during the show’s eight episodes. Given that, it sounds like even if Flanagan wanted to make more in this universe, it would move in a completely new direction that it might as well be an entirely new show.

In summation, expect The Fall of the House of Usher to stay firmly rooted as a miniseries and nothing more.

Honestly, I’m happy about that. The show is excellent as an eight-episode story and doesn’t need anything more. It’s perfect just the way it is. Flanagan has really proven himself adept at making these compact limited series that tell a complete story without gimmicky sequel hooks.

The best part is that he often works with the same cast on his projects so it’s not like we won’t get to see many of The Fall of the House of Usher starts working together again! Flanagan already confirmed we’ll be seeing familiar faces in his Amazon projects.

What is Mike Flanagan’s next project?

Flanagan has several different projects in the works and it’s not entirely clear which ones are for Amazon or not just yet. He is working on an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Life of Chuck with Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill attached to star. That project is currently in pre-production, so it will likely be the next thing we see from the filmmaker.

Perhaps most exciting of all is that Flanagan is still very much developing an adaptation of King’s The Dark Tower series. The project is currently paused amid the strikes (though the WGA strike is over, SAG-AFTRA is still striking), but, per Fangoria, he recently revealed on an episode of The Kingscast that The Dark Tower‘s development is “in a healthy place” and will hopefully get back to work once the strikes have been fully resolved.

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