Fresh off winning an Oscar for his critically acclaimed The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro appears to be heading into streaming next.
The iconic Mexican director, who's known for his macabre style of filmmaking and iconic creature designs, is now developing Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, a horror anthology series that'll debut on Netflix. The show will feature tales selected by del Toro himself, and he'll also write and direct some of the episodes.
Netflix Gets Its First Horror Anthology Series
As per Deadline, del Toro will bring on his The Shape of Water co-producer J. Miles Dale for the project, and he'll also pick "a team of top horror writers and new filmmakers to bring his selection of stories to life."
This isn't the first for a del Toro production to find its home on Netflix. He created DreamWorks Trollhunters, an Emmy-winning Netflix Original show for kids. It returns this May 25 for its final season.
The upcoming show will serve as Netflix's first-ever horror anthology series and del Toro's first solo live-action TV project. Netflix has another anthology series called Black Mirror, but it's not horror in the typical sense.
For many cinephiles, del Toro is already a household name. He's the mastermind behind some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, including Hellboy, Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth, and many others. His most recent film won four awards at this year's Oscars, including Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Director, and Best Picture, which is the top prize. His previous film credits include Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Pacific Rim. He also co-created the FX series The Strain, which ended last year after four seasons.
Guillermo Del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight
How many episodes will Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight have? When will it premiere? Netflix can't answer these questions yet, but from the looks of it, the show is still early in development. For fans of del Toro's works, it'll certainly be exciting to see how the director plans to approach a streaming platform, where binge-watching is the norm. But if its structure is anything like Black Mirror, then anyone can supposedly jump in and start an episode without having to worry about multi-episode arcs.
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