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New horror series will be last ever from Mike Flanagan on Netflix

Niamh Shackleton

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New horror series will be last ever from Mike Flanagan on Netflix

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Renowned horror hit maker Mike Flanagan is leaving Netflix after six years.

Flanagan is best known for series such as The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Midnight Club - all of which went down a storm with Netflix viewers.

His newest series, The Fall of the House of Usher, lands on Netflix today (October 12).

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The synopsis for the star-studded show (featuring the likes of Spy Kids star Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood) reads: "To secure their fortune - and future - two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one."

Greenwood and Gugino starred in Flanagan's first Netflix venture, Gerald's Game, back in 2017.

But The Fall of the House of Usher will be Flanagan and his creative partner Trevor Macy's last project with Netflix as the pair have signed a new deal with Amazon Prime.

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Speaking of the streaming platform's acquisition with the highly acclaimed horror filmmakers, Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, told Deadline: "Mike and Trevor are remarkable at telling immersive, suspenseful stories that masterfully keep audiences engaged from start to finish.

Mike Flanagan (L) and Trevor Macy (R) pictured with actress Carla Gugino. Credits: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix
Mike Flanagan (L) and Trevor Macy (R) pictured with actress Carla Gugino. Credits: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

"We are excited to welcome them to Amazon Studios and are looking forward to our global customers experiencing their genre-bending creativity."

Meanwhile, Macy and Dr Sleep director Flanagan said they've 'long admired' Amazon Prime's work.

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"Their commitment to engaging in groundbreaking series and content aligns with the ethos of what we have built at Intrepid," said the pair.

"We are looking forward to working with the entire Amazon team as we bring our brand of genre productions to the service and audiences around the globe."

It remains unclear how long they will be tied to the studio for.

While their last horror series for Netflix has only landed on the platform today, critics have already gone wild for the new show which boasts an incredible Tomatometer score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Carla Gugino stars as Verna in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. Credits: Netflix
Carla Gugino stars as Verna in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. Credits: Netflix

Elsewhere, a reporter from Vanity Fair said of The Fall of the House of Usher: "By the end of House of Usher, we feel we have made our way through something dense and rich.

"This is not flimsy, forgettable TV. Flanagan’s ardent belief in the power of monologue and melodrama, of complex storytelling and florid style, is infectious."

With the rave reviews in mind, it's safe to say that Flanagan and Macy leaving Netflix is a such loss for the streaming service.

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Horror, Film and TV, Amazon Prime

Niamh Shackleton
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