- Frank Langella has been let go from Netflix show
- The actor had already filmed several scenes
- Langella's replacement not yet announced
Frank Langella will no longer be starring in The Fall of the House of Usher. As Deadline reports, Langella was axed from the series after he was found to have engaged in sexual misconduct, and it has now been revealed that he won't be appearing in it at all.
Langella's character "Roderick" confirmed to be recast
Langella is said to have sexually harassed an unnamed female co-star while filming. His behaviour, which reportedly included making lewd comments, then prompted an official investigation into the matter. Since it was determined that he had in fact acted in an inappropriate and unprofessional way, the decision was made to fire him from the project, which is said to have been at the midway point of completion.
The actor was slated to play "Roderick Usher" in the miniseries helmed by director Mike Flanagan, who is known for his work on Netflix shows like The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass. The show's ensemble cast also includes stars such as Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, and Henry James. But while Langella had already filmed several scenes for The Fall of the House of Usher, Deadline reveals that plans are now underway to recast his character.
As well, the existing footage of Langella will be scrapped, as the show continues to shoot scenes that do not involve "Roderick" for the time being. Langella's firing from the show brings to mind a similar situation that occurred last year, when The Equalizer opted to let go of star Chris Noth after sexual assault allegations against him surfaced. It will be interesting to see who will end up being cast to fill Langella's shoes and take on the leading role!