Fans of Mark Hamill just got some great news!
Although Hamill is best known as the actor behind Jedi Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” Skywalker Saga, Hamill has a steady career in voice acting going back decades. Last October, he recently lent his voice to an animated episode of Shudder’s “Creepshow.”
However, it looks like Mark Hamill is stepping behind the camera once again in an upcoming Netflix project created by Mike Flanagan, who is the mastermind behind Netflix horror classics such as “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and the recent “Midnight Mass,” all of which were critically acclaimed by fans.
It should be noted that Flanagan and producing partner Trevor Macy have a fourth project in the works ahead of their fifth collaboration with Hamill called “Midnight Club,” which is an adaption of the young adult novel by Christopher Pike.
What Is The New Flanagan Series Going To Be About?
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According to TV Line, the fifth Flanagan and Macy collaboration to hit Netflix will be called “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Although fans may be familiar with the short story the horror legend published in the 1800s, Netflix described the show as a “modern remix” of several Edgar Allan Poe works.
It is possible that the remix will include several of Poe’s best works, such as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and poems “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.” Netflix further described the story as “an epic tale of greed, horror, and tragedy.”
Many fans are hoping that the remix will be similar to what Hulu’s “Castle Rock” did for Stephen King, which was a remix of King’s most acclaimed works, such as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Shining,” and “Misery.” Although the show didn’t last for more than two seasons, fans probably shouldn’t have their fingers crossed that they’ll get more than one season of “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
Even after the smash success of Flanagan’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” Flanagan was resistant to a second season and moved on to other projects. He famously directed two of King’s films: 2017’s “Gerald’s Game” and 2019’s “Doctor Sleep,” which was a sequel to “The Shining” and starred another “Star Wars” star, Ewan McGregor, who is set to reprise his role as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the titular “Kenobi.”
Who Else Has Been Attached To The Project?
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In addition to Hamill, he will also be joined by actress Carla Gugino, who has appeared in many of Flanagan’s other Netflix projects. Oscar nominee Frank Langella has been cast as Usher family patriarch Roderick Usher. “Major Crimes” star Mary McDonnell has been cast as his twin sister, Madeline Usher, and “Alias” actor Carl Lumbly has been cast as detective C. Auguste Dupin.
Hamill’s character hasn’t been named, although it was teased that his character is “surprisingly at home in the shadows.”
The series will last eight episodes, and each of which has been written by Flanagan himself. He and long-time collaborator Michael Fimognari will each be directing four episodes each.
There is no word yet as to when “The Fall of the House of Usher” will be available to stream on Netflix, but fans have their fingers crossed that they won’t have to wait too long to see their favorite Jedi back on screen once again!