Hollywood veteran Frank Langella was fired by Netflix from his upcoming limited series The Fall of The House of Usher after investigating his alleged filming mistake.
The 81-year-old actor was cast as Roderick Usher in an eight-part horror project inspired by the many stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
However, the role will be re-filled, even though the show was about halfway through production. The scenes that were filmed with Langella will now be rewound, Deadline said. Netflix and Langella have not yet commented on the investigation or the allegations made against the actor.
But according to TMZ, the investigation was launched after Langella was accused of sexual harassment, including inappropriate comments about a female colleague on the set during work.
The Fall of The House of Usher comes from the Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass team of Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy.
Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell and Carl Lumbly will also play the lead roles.
Langella is best known for starring in films such as Masters of the Universe, Good Night and Good Luck, Robot & Frank, Frost / Nixon and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
He has appeared on small screens in shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Americans and Kidding.