Horror anthology fans rejoice, as the director of the Academy Award winning film Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, is bringing his take on the genre to Netflix. The episodic web-television series, 10 After Midnight, was given a straight-to-series order from the streaming company according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
Del Toro will curate the series, as well as providing his directing and writing to talents to certain episodes throughout the first season. 10 After Midnight reunites the director with Shape of Water’s producer J. Miles Dale, who will be working as executive producer of the anthology series along with Gary Ungar, of Exiles Entertainment. In terms of other members of the production team, del Toro will hand select some of the best writers currently working in the genre, as well as up-and-coming talent, to aid him in this new effort. Any information about the stories of individual episodes and the topics they may cover is currently unknown at this time. The episode count and a premiere date are also unknown at this time as well.
This wouldn’t be del Toro’s first time working in episodic story-telling, as he co-created Troll Hunters — also on Netflix — with Marc Guggenhiem as well as the FX horror series the Strain, which recently ended it’s four season run. Del Toro’s new project is also not Netflix’s first anthology project, as their content includes the critically acclaimed science fiction thriller series Black Mirror. That series has garnered numerous award nominations and has become a touchstone in popular culture through its take on numerous contemporary topics. Del Toro’s new series is sure to do the same, as the incredibly talented director has a large fan base and his recent Academy Award wins are sure to make this a series people pay attention towards.
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