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BC-Filmed THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER Rose to #1 on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Last Week

BC-filmed The Fall of the House of Usher rose to #1 on Netfli’x’s Global Top 10 TV (English) chart last week (October 16-22, 2023), as viewers around the world graded the Usher family deaths by how twisted and true-to-character they were.

Spoiler alert: Prospero Usher’s death at a sex party is a fan-favourite.

Mike Flanagan’s last horror series for Netflix dropped all eight episodes on October 12th and has a cumulative 1117.2 million hours watched and 14.2 million views (hours watched/run time) over 11 days so far.

In this wicked series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, ruthless siblings Roderick (Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline Usher (Mary McDonnell) have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege, and power.

But past secrets start coming to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman (Carla Gugino) from their childhood.

Here are three big filming locations in metro Vancouver: t:he “Arrow mansion” In Ladner for Usher family dinners; the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver for Usher family funerals and the Vancouver Art Gallery (Law Courts) for a key trial.

Usher family dinners at “Arrow mansion” in Ladner.

An Usher family dinner is different from most family dinners: it comes with NDAs to be signed and the promise of a $50 million bounty to whomever figures out who flipped on the family and became an informant for the assistant district attorney.

Around the table are Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline Usher (Mary McDonnell) and the 6 adult Usher children: eldest son Frederick Usher (Henry Thomas), eldest daughter Tamerlane Usher (Samantha Sloyan) and the four Usher “bastards”: Victorine LaFourcade (T’Nia Miller), Napoleon “Leo” Usher (Rahul Kohli), Camille L’Espanaye (Kate Siegel), Prospero Usher (Sauriyan Sapokota).

The same 72nd Street mansion in Ladner played the lit-up exterior of Roderick Usher’s house.

Filming on location in Ladner in March,2022.

Related: The Fall of the House of Usher Filming at House Used as Queen Mansion for Arrow’s 100th

Interior of Ladner house as Roderick Usher’s house looking grim after multiple deaths in the family.

Usher family funerals in Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.

Funeral for the three younger Usher heirs: Prospero Usher (Sauriyan Sapokota), Camille L’Espanaye (Kate Siegel), Napoleon “Leo” Usher (Rahul Kohli).

The cathedral is much emptier for the funeral of the three older Usher heirs: Victorine LaFourcade (T’Nia Miller), Tamerlane Usher (Samantha Sloyan, Frederick Usher (Henry Thomas).

Filming on location in downtown Vancouver:

The Vancouver Art Gallery (former Law Courts)

Filming on location in downtown Vancouver in April 2022.

Vera (an anagram of Raven) at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For the trial of the “Pym Reaper” (Mark Hamill).

The Fall of the House of Usher:

B.C. filming dates: January 31 2022 – July 13 2022

Episodes: 8.

Showrunner: Mike Flanagan.

Directors: Mike Flanagan (4 episodes), Michael Fimognari (4 episodes).

Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Mark Hamill, Carl Lumley, Henry Thomas, Samantha Sloyan, T’nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Michael Trucco, Michael Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Kylegh Curran, Paola Nunez, Aya Furukawa, Matt Biedel, Daniel Jun, Ruth Codd, Robert Longstreet, Annabeth Gish, Igby Rigney, Willa Fitzgerald.

Bruce Greenwood replaced Frank Langella partway through production, following reports of Langella’s onset misconduct.

Related: Bruce Greenwood Replaces Frank Langella in The Fall of the House of Usher

Mike Flanagan had a good thing going in Vancouver.

The writer/director shot four of his five Netflix horror series here: The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club and The Fall of the House of Usher.

The Fall of the House of Usher is streaming on Netflix.

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