A display cabinet-worthy array of actors and creatives are confirmed to be attached to Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, the upcoming Netflix anthology series from the Oscar-winning director that is set for next year.
The series, previously titled Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, will comprise of eight instalments that Netflix says will “challenge our traditional notions of horror,” including two original works by del Toro himself.
The Babadook and The Nightingale director Jennifer Kent will write and direct the first episode, based on an original story by del Toro, and which will star Essie Davis, Hannah Galway, and The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln.
A short story by Michael Shea will be adapted by The Dark Knight writer and The Sandman TV series creator David S. Goyer, and directed by David Prior. Its cast will include Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turman, and Luke Roberts.
Frequent del Toro collaborator Guillermo Navarro, who served as cinematographer on Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy, will direct an episode written by Regina Corrado, which is in turn based on one of del Toro’s original stories. Watchmen’s Tim Blake Nelson will star alongside Elpidia Carrillo, Demetrius Grosse, and Sebastian Roché.
Two short stories by H.P. Lovecraft will be adapted: one written by Mika Watkins and directed by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke, and the other written by Lee Patterson and directed by Keith Thomas. The latter will star Crispin Glover and Ben Barnes, of renewed Shadow and Bone fame.
Panos Cosmatos, who gifted us the beloved Nicholas Cage-starrer Mandy, will also direct an episode, sharing writing credits with Aaron Stewart-Ahn. Peter Weller will star. Hannibal and Westworld director Vincenzo Natali will write and direct a chapter based on one of Henry Kuttner’s short stories, which will star David Hewlett.
Lastly, Haley Z. Boston will adapt a short story by comics author Emily Carroll, to be directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the talent behind the incredible Iranian vampire film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
Suffice to say, which such an array of incredible voices and minds involved, we are extremely excited for Guillermo del Toro’s anthology to release.