Marvelous Carl Lumbly Joins Netflix’s House of Usher
In a Tweet sent on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, the Netflixed Geeked account announced the first cast members for House of Usher, an upcoming Netflix horror miniseries from Mike Flanagan based on multiple stories written by Edgar Allan Poe… and the best part is, the role of investigator C. Auguste Dupin will be played by the Marvelous Carl Lumbly!
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Marvel fans will be most familiar with Lumbly thanks to his appearance as Isaiah Bradley in Captain America and the Winter Soldier, the super soldier who took up the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers disappeared into the ice… and then got royally screwed by his country as thanks, being wrongfully incarcerated and experimented on for decades in return for his service.
The character of Bradley first appeared in the comics in Truth: Red, White, & Black (2003) #1 by Robert Morales, Kyle Baker, and Wes Abbott, and hopefully we’ll see more of Lumbly’s story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in future stories.
But in the meantime, it should be very exciting to see him in the role of Dupin. The character first appeared in Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” First published in 1841, this murder mystery has a twist ending that you won’t see coming… and many consider it to be the first modern detective story.
Dupin appeared in two other Poe short stories: “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” and “The Purloined Letter.” However, since House of Usher pulls from multiple Poe tales, don’t be surprised if Lumbly’s on-screen version ends up having to figure out “The Tell-Tale Heart” or “The Gold Bug” before the miniseries has concluded!
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The cast will also feature actors like Mark Hamill and Carla Gugino, so this show is sure to be a great watch!
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