The Fall of the Home of Usher not solely integrated the brief story that impressed the present — however quite a few different works from Edgar Allan Poe as properly.
The gothic drama, which began streaming on Netflix in October 2023, launched the story of corrupt CEO Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) who needed to face his questionable previous when his kids began dying in mysterious and brutal methods by the hands of Verna (Carla Gugino).
Poe’s Fall of the Home of Usher explored Roderick’s descent into insanity after his twin sister, Madeline Usher, died. Roderick — and the narrator — bury Madeline in a tomb just for her to briefly come again to take her brother’s life as properly.
Within the present, Madeline’s religion was initially bestowed upon her and Roderick’s mom, Eliza (Annabeth Gish), whose identify was a nod to Poe’s mother. Creator Mike Flanagan additionally used The Fall of the Home of Usher to incorporate Easter eggs from Poe’s life.
Rufus Wilmot Griswold (Michael Trucco) was Roderick’s boss at Fortunata Prescribed drugs earlier than he left him for lifeless and took over the enterprise. Nonetheless, Griswold was an actual one that ended up in a rivalry with Poe all through their respective careers.
Mr. Longfellow, in the meantime, was a poet and educator who Poe accused of plagiarism. On the present, Robert Longstreet performed Eliza’s boss and the daddy to her kids, whom he by no means claimed.
All through the miniseries, John Neal (Nicholas Lea) served as a decide within the trial in opposition to the Usher household. He usually made choices which swayed the case within the fictional household’s favor. In actual life, John Neal was a critic who helped uncover Poe and impressed him to give up poetry for brief tales.
Scroll down for a information to how every character on The Fall of the Home of Usher connects to Poe’s work: