Having already earned Netflix a multitude of Daytime Emmy Awards for the Dreamworks animated fantasy series, Trollhunters, two-time Academy Award winner, Guillermo del Toro, is making the transition to live-action.
Deadline is reporting that the streaming service has ordered 10 After Midnight, the first original horror anthology series for Netflix. Described as a collection of personally curated stories from the Best Achievement in Directing winner, the show will be “equally sophisticated and horrific.” Del Toro, alongside J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water) and Gary Ungar (The Strain) of Exile Entertainment, will executive produce.
According to Deadline, the Hellboy director “will write and helm certain episodes,” in addition to hand-picking “a team of top horror writers and new filmmakers to bring his selection of stories to life.” Coming off a pair of Academy Award wins for The Shape of Water, including Best Picture, the Mexican-born talent clearly isn’t interested in spending any time away from the world of storytelling.
It was just last month that it was revealed that Antlers, co-written by Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca and produced by del Toro, is inspired by a pair of horror genre staples, John Carpenter’s Halloween and William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. Recently acquired by Fox Searchlight, it should begin the casting process later this year.
Two weeks later, we heard that del Toro’s long-gestating project, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, had received funding, allowing the André Øvredal-directed feature to begin production in Toronto this summer. And as for the aforementioned Trollhunters, the first installment in a trilogy dubbed DreamWorks’ Tales of Arcadia, will return May 25 for its third and final season.
So again, Guillermo del Toro is keeping as busy as ever and we can’t wait to see what he brings us with 10 After Midnight.
Source: Dread Central