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Netflix's The House Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

Netflix continues to be a powerhouse in streaming content. The platform is notable for smash successes like "Stranger Things" and "The Witcher," to name a few. "The Witcher" just premiered its long-anticipated Season 2 to widely appreciated responses. In addition to these titles, Netflix also has many new and exciting projects slated for 2022. One of these projects is a new animated series entitled "The House." This limited series is different in a couple different ways from Netflix's more successful ventures.

Most notably, "The House" employs stop-motion animation visuals to tell the story. Judging by the trailer, the series appears to be one of the most disconcerting vehicles Netflix has put out there. This anthology series is closer to horror than comedy, but is intriguing nonetheless. Scheduled for three episodes, "The House" looks to be a refreshing change of pace from its live-action crowd-pleasers. Here is everything we know about the upcoming show ahead of its release.

When will The House be released?

At the time of writing, 2022 is coming up fast, and that means Netflix is releasing more shows and movies than ever before. Subscribers can expect a large amount of new content. Buried under the plethora of heavy-hitters is this limited series. It certainly appears to have a creepy undertone that sets it apart from other releases.

Netflix has announced the latest additions to its large catalog of content, as well as some release dates, and with that in mind, audiences can expect "The House ” to drop on January 14, 2022 (via Gizmodo). "The House" will not be the only new Netflix series that melds horror and humor. Also being released is Kristen Bell's series, "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window." The psychological thriller is about a troubled young woman in the vein of "The Girl On the Train." This series deals with heavy material but also has some humor mixed in, in a way making it very similar to "The House."

Who is in the cast of The House?

With the three-episode structure for the series, there are many roles voiced by notable actors. Chapter 1 alone has exciting prospects with Matthew Goode and Mia Goth as part of the Raymond family that first encounters the house. Also included in the cast is Miranda Richardson as Aunt Clarice (via Deadline). Goode, Goth, and Richardson have all had experience in the macabre. Goode appeared in "Stoker," which was a romantic film full of violence. Goth appeared in "Suspiria," while Richardson has been a part of multiple Tim Burton films.

Chapter 2 has musician and writer Jarvis Cocker in the main role. Chapter 3 rounds out the cast with Helena Bonham-Carter as Jen, the last tenant of the house. Also to appear are Paul Kaye and Susan Wokoma, the latter of whom has Netflix credits such as "Crazyhead" and "Enola Holmes" (via Vox). With voice actors of this repute, it stands to reason that "The House" will be quite impressive.

What is the plot of The House?

The three episodes of "The House" are in the style of an anthology. Each episode is directed by a different director and a different host of characters. While the characters change, each story revolves around the titular house at different times in chronological order. The first episode is directed by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels. This story revolves around a family that moves into the house in the 19th century.

The second episode takes place during the present day and is directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr. This houseguest is a property developer and finds that the house has been infested. The last episode is directed by Paloma Baeza, and it looks to take place during an end-times scenario. Jen (Helena Bonham-Carter) is attempting to fix up the house in a desolate landscape. All three stories are connected thematically. With the stop-motion animation, the characters are also followed by creepy happenstances and disturbing imagery.