The upcoming macabre horror series, which is set to premiere next year, will have eight episodes and two of them have been created by Guillermo del Toro himself
Get ready to be spooked. Guillermo del Toro who is known to bring in an eclectic mix of horror, science fiction and fantasy in his films, will now helm a Netflix anthology series. The makers revealed its star-studded cast list and change in the title. The show, previously called Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight will reunite some big Hollywood players who had made a name for themselves in the horror genre with their terror-inspiring works.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is a collection of eight stories that challenge our notions of horror. @RealGDT selected the artists (like Ben Barnes, Jennifer Kent, Andrew Lincoln & Catherine Hardwicke) who bring this series to life.— Netflix (@netflix) September 2, 2021
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According to reports in Deadline, the Netflix series will now be called Cabinet of Curiosities and is set to make its way onto the streaming giant’s platform next year. The horror series will include eight episodes in total, each narrating a standalone spooky tale, and will draw inspiration from the works of popular authors such as Emily Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, Michael Shea and Henry Kuttner. The plotline for two episodes is said to be created by The Shape of Water director himself.
A single glance at the cast list is enough to indicate that the showrunners have handpicked the best talents to bring the award-winning director’s chilling vision to life. The cast includes Essie Davis, Andrew Lincoln, Ben Barnes, Tim Blake Nelson, Elpidia Carrillo, Demetrius Grosse. They are known for their roles in The Babadook, The Walking Dead, Shadow and Bone, Watchmen, Euphoria and Fear The Walking Dead respectively. The talent behind the camera too is nothing less than exceptional with writers and directors from fan-favourite silver screen works such as The Dark Knight, Narcos, Mandy, Hannibal, and Twilight.
The live-action show has begun its production in Canada and, with Netflix promising that the ‘macabre-mashup of genre-defining horror’ will challenge conventional horror norms, fans are thrilled to watch the show.