There’s no doubt that the American gothic drama The Fall Of The House Of Usher has captivated audiences with its compelling storytelling. While the show just aired on Netflix, fans can’t wait to see more of Mike Flanagan’s series. This is because the subscribers enjoyed the modern adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories. And now they are clamoring for The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2. But will they get another season of this eerie drama? Well, we have bittersweet news for avid fans. The Haunting of Hill House showrunner has some pleasing yet not-so-satisfying updates for his horror-loving audience. Keep reading to learn that.
Created by Mike Flanagan, The Fall Of The House Of Usher explores the dark secret of Roderick Usher’s family. It begins with the powerful CEO of corrupt Fortunato Pharmaceuticals facing a great loss as he lost all his six children. However, the story takes a dramatic turn when he sits down with his nemesis to narrate the darkest secret the family and his company possess. It soon takes the audience to the past, which features his and his twin sister Madeline’s youth. As the story unfolds, it sheds light on the creepy nature of the Usher house. Will it continue to narrate such stories? Let’s see!
Is The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2 Officially Renewed?
The Fall Of The House Of Usher just aired in October 2023 and soon became the talk of the town, thanks to its eerie yet compelling stories. However, after binge-watching the show, fans wonder whether Netflix will return with another season of this horror drama. But almost two months have passed (as of December 2023), and Netflix hasn’t yet renewed The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2. Typically, the streaming giant takes almost a couple of months to announce the fate of the series. But it seems like it will take longer this time.
This is because the show was always intended to be a limited series. Hence, it is quite tricky to return with another season. But Netflix has extended several limited series in the past. And this is why many believe it can return with The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2. However, the streaming giant hasn’t yet opened up about their decision. Thus, it remains to be seen whether the show will return with another season. While things are quite tricky at this moment, one thing to remember is that none of Mike Flanagan’s shows have ever returned for a second season.
Whether it is about The Haunting Of Hill House, Midnight Mass, The Haunting Of Bly Manor, or The Midnight Club, the showrunner has never returned to continue their story. However, The Midnight Club has a different case, as it gets officially canceled after one season. But the rest of the shows were miniseries. So, considering this, the chances for The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2 are quite slim.
Can Viewership Lead To The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2?
There’s no denying that The Fall Of The House Of Usher is a mega-hit series on Netflix. In its debut week, the show was viewed 6 million times. Soon, it became the most-watched English-language program on the streaming giant. While it had an incredible debut, its viewership increased the following week, making it the second most-watched series on Netflix. As per the charts, the show was viewed 7.9 million times. Apart from this, it has received a 90 percent positive response on Rotten Tomatoes. However, the series performed moderately well on IMDb, gaining almost 7.9 stars out of 10.
Despite such an amazing performance, the show’s fate remains in limbo. This is because The Fall Of The House Of Usher viewership certainly doesn’t sound record-breaking. As per the source, several other series on Netflix continue to amaze the fans. Hence, whether the streaming giant will return with The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2 remains unclear. But it won’t be surprising if it does.
Will Netflix Ever Return With The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2?
Flanagan’s series has clearly adapted several Edgar Allen Poe short stories in one season. And there’s no denying that it has given justice to the novel. But since the series has already adapted all the short stories of Edgar, there’s nothing left to explore in his book. So, if Netflix wants to return with The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2, the show would have to return with its original stories. It perhaps focuses on a new family and their dynamic past. However, Mike hasn’t yet opened up about his plan for the next season. Thus, the chances for its return are quite thin.
Chances Of The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2!
Unfortunately, there are pretty slim chances of The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2 returning. This is because, in December 2022, Mike signed a deal with Amazon Studios, marking the series his Netflix finale. So, now, he will develop shows for Amazon Prime, ending his deal with Netflix. But if he signs another deal with the latter, there’s a chance that fans will get another season of this horrifying drama. Till then, there’s no chance that the show will return.
Mike Flanagan Is Busy With Another Project!
Not only did Mike’s Amazon Studios deal affect The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2 renewal, but his latest project is also responsible for not exploring the Usher family’s dynamic. As per Deadline, he is currently working on adapting Stephen King’s The Life Of Chuck. It will be a film adaptation starring Mark Hamill and Tom Hiddleston. The movie will premiere in 2024. However, an official release is yet to be announced. Besides this, Mike is working on another big project- or can say his dream project.
He told Men’s Health he was working on his dream project last year. Mike was working on adapting King’s other novella, The Dark Tower. He has already secured the television rights. But it remains unclear whether the series is under production. However, The Haunting Of Bly Manor showrunner once stated that the series is being developed and produced by Intrepid Pictures. Since he is all set to return with his two major projects, there’s no chance he will return with The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2 this soon. Now, fans need to wait until Netflix and Mike change their mind.
This is all about The Fall Of The House Of Usher Season 2. What do you think? Should Mike return with another season of eerie drama? Comment down your thoughts below. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you updated.