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Frank Laingella being fired from the role of Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher

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Frank Langella 

Frank A. Langella Jr. is an American actor. Currently, he was in a Netflix series, ” The Fall of the House of Usher “. But it has come to the limelight that he is no longer part of it because of his misbehavior on the set. The Fall of the House of Usher is a horror-based miniseries made by Mike Flanagan. Frank is an Oscar-nominated actor who was in a lead role in the series. But due to his misconduct on the set, the makers decided to fire him. The scenes of the series got shot already with Frank Langella. They decided to reshoot all those scenes with the new cast.


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Why is he being fired?

According to various sources, it has been inferred that the actor got accused of sexual harassment and making improper comments to a female co-star during the filming on the set. Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, and Mark Hamill are also the co-stars of the series.  Frank played the role of Roderick Usher.

The Fall of the House of Usher

“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short tale written by Amer can writer Edgar Allan Poe. In the story, a narrator who is a friend of Roderick comes to his house. He lives very far and has arrived because he got a letter from his friend wherein he describes an illness and asked for help. Madeline who is Roderick’s twin sister is also ill and falls catalytic. Both of these are the only members of the Usher family. Later on, when Roderick informs him that Madeline is dead, he helps him in the burial. Later on, Roderick also dies because of his ongoing illness and various fears.

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About the plot 

The story depicts mixed feelings of sorrow, fear, and guilt. The Usher buries his sister alive because he anticipates burying her alive by creating his predictions. He is suffering from many kinds of illnesses and he knows he has to suffer because of his ancestral history. The title of the story, The Fall of the House of Usher describes both the structure and the family. The house is given the first character in the story. All its details and features are stated as a human figures. The story gives a different taste when compared to other stories of this generation.


What next in the story?

Due to the allegations of making inappropriate remarks toward a female co-star, the 84-year-old Oscar-nominated actor exits the Netflix show. Though all the scenes already got filmed, they will be taken again as soon as a new cast arrives. The shots which are being taken now are not including the role of Roderick. Langella is known for his work in movies like Masters of the Universe, Good Night, and Good Luck, Robot & Frank, Frost/Nixon, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. He was cast in the eighth episode of this project. Though, neither Netflix nor Langella do mention the levels of investigation in this matter.



1. Why is Frank Langella being fired from the Netflix show?

Frank Langella got fired because of his unacceptable behavior on the set.

2. Who is replacing him as Roderick?

This is not yet decided by the makers.

3. Who was the actress facing the harassment?

Investigations are going on this. It might be that they don’t want to reveal it.


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