And you thought your family gatherings were full of drama…
The extended Usher clan meets up for dinner in a clip released today from Netflix’s upcoming The Fall of the House of Usher. Even in the short time we spend with the assorted Ushers, we feel comfortable saying: There are a lot of big personalities sitting around that table.
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The sneak peek begins with Madeline Usher (Battlestar Galactica‘s Mary McDonnell) announcing that she and brother Roderick (The Resident‘s Bruce Greenwood) want everyone present to sign a new nondisclosure agreement related to their family and its business: Fortunato Pharmaceuticals. While their lawyer, Arthur Pym (Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill) passes the documents around, everyone’s got a joke, or a comment, or a snide remark to toss into the fray.
“Get the jokes out now, because this isn’t funny,” Madeline warns them. “Fortunato is the reason you exist… The company is the family, and we expect it to be defended with your life.” Then, we learn, she also expects any threat against the family to be “neutralized.”
Frederick (The Haunting of Hill House‘s Henry Thomas) pipes up: “By ‘neutralized,’ you mean sued into oblivion, taken out of the board, out of the will, on the streets —” But Madeline minces no words. “Neutralized,” she says. “Like dead.” OK then!
The Fall of the House of Usher: Meet the Family!
The cast — many of whom appear in the clip, also includes Carl Lumbly (Alias), Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie), Paola Nuñez (The Purge), Daniel Jun (The Expanse) and Kyleigh Curran (Doctor Sleep) as well as several actors who appeared in The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass and/or The Midnight Club: Carla Gugino, Aya Furukawa, Ruth Codd, Sauriyan Sapkota, Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Samantha Sloyan, Kate Siegel, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Michael Trucco, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Igby Rigney, Robert Longstreet and Annabeth Gish.
The Fall of the House of Usher, a Netflix limited series from Mike Flanagan, begins streaming on Thursday, Oct. 12. In the meantime, press PLAY on the video above, then hit the comments with your thoughts!
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