Frank Langella Dropped From Netflix's 'The Fall Of The House Of Usher' After Misconduct Investigation

Frank Langella
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Langella was fired from the show following an investigation into allegations of misconduct against the actor. His role will be recast.

Frank Langella has been let go from Netflix's The Fall of the House of Usher. ET can confirm that Langella, who was set star in a leading role in Netflix’s eight-episode limited series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, was fired following an investigation into allegations of misconduct made against him.

The now-completed investigation determined that the Oscar-nominated actor had been involved in unacceptable conduct on set. As a result, a decision has been made to recast the role of Roderick Usher -- the head of the Usher dynasty.

While The Fall of the House of Usher is about halfway through production, scenes already filmed by Langella will be reshot once the role of Roderick is recast.

Filming on the series hasn't been completely halted, however, with Netflix continuing to film scenes not involving the Roderick Usher character until a new actor is cast.

Netflix is not commenting on the matter, but ET has reached out to Langella's rep for comment.

The news of Langella's firing comes after earlier this week, TMZ reported that an investigation was underway after the 84-year-old actor was accused of sexual harassment, including making inappropriate comments to a female co-star on set during work.


Aside from the now-fired Langella, The Fall of the House of Usher also stars Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly and Mark Hamill.

Based on Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher, the eight-episode series is described as an epic tale of greed, horror and tragedy. 

The series was created by Mike Flanagan, who will also serve as an executive producer on the project with his Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy as well as Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari. Intrepid Pictures’ Melinda Nishioka is acting as co-executive producer, while Flanagan and Michael Fimognari are set to each direct four episodes.