Netflix already has one show from Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth), the animated series Trollhunters, and now a new one titled 10 After Midnight has been announced.
The show will be a horror anthology, which is created and executive produced by del Toro. He’ll also write and direct some episodes, while also finding writers and directors for other episodes.
Continue below for more info on 10 After Midnight.
Here’s the announcement from Netflix:
Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight is coming soon to Netflix. In this new genre-defining anthology series, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will present a collection of personally curated stories, that are both equally sophisticated and horrific.
With this first live-action series, del Toro and Netflix extend their collaboration, which began with the award-winning animated series Trollhunters (which returns May 25).
On Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, creator and executive producer del Toro will bring his own visionary style as both a writer and director to certain episodes. In addition, he will hand pick a team of the genreâ€™s best writers and exciting new filmmakers to bring his selection of stories to life.
Del Toro reteams with The Shape of Water producer J. Miles Dale, who serves as executive producer, along with Gary Ungar (Exile Entertainment).
Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight is a Netflix production, and its first original horror anthology series.
Guillermo del Toro is the writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film The Shape of Water, which earned four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design. Del Toro is the creator of the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning DreamWorks Trollhunters on Netflix, which will return for a third season May 25.
His previous films alternate between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as The Devil’s Backbone (2001), and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), winner of three Academy Awards; and American studio movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural adventures Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008); and the science fiction monsters-versus-robots film Pacific Rim (2013).
It’s an exciting time to be alive if you’re a fan of horror anthology series, as this is not the only one on the way or already available. Hulu has one coming up in the fall titled Into the Dark, which will run year-round. HBO also has one in the works titled Lovecraft Country, which comes from Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. Amazon already has Lore, which is heading into its second season.
A couple of years back it looked like a reboot of Tales from the Crypt was on the way from M. Night Shyamalan, but that ended up not moving forward. Possibly due to the reports that they might not be able to use the Crypt Keeper due to HBO owning the rights to the character. Thankfully we have all these other shows to look forward to now. I along with many others, however, would really like HBO to finally make all the old episodes available to watch like most of their other shows. Please?
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