Netflix’s upcoming anthology horror series, “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” will bring him back to his first passion – and let him bring many of his pals along with him. For a creative who likes to hop about, it’s the perfect vehicle for him to supervise a broad variety of various stories set in his favourite genre. Here’s everything we know thus far about the project.
Netflix has been working on “Cabinet of Curiosities” for more than three years. “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight” was first announced in May 2018 and characterized as “a compilation of individually chosen stories that are described as both equally smart and horrifying” by Variety at the time of announcement.
Anthology series Cabinet of Curiosities was renamed “Cabinet of Curiosities” on September 2, along with the actors and creatives that would be working on the anthology’s episodes. ‘Deadline’ claims that production on the show has already begun in Toronto. Sometime in the next year, the Netflix anthology is scheduled to premiere on the service. However, Netflix’s vast database of viewing data may suggest a different time frame when the show may be popular.
Australian actress Essie Davis, known for “The Babadook” and “Game of Thrones,” will appear in Jennifer Kent’s episode, along with Andrew Lincoln, known for “The Walking Dead,” and Hannah Galway, known for “Sex/Life” and “Mrs. America.” Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham will appear in an episode written by David Goyer and directed by David Prior, starring Glynn Turman from “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Luke Roberts from “Ransom.”
Tim Blake Nelson will appear in an episode written by Regina Corrado and directed by Guillermo Navarro, with Elpidia Carrillo (“Euphoria”), Demetrius Grosse (“The Rookie”), and Sebastian Roché from “The Man in the High Castle”. “Westworld’s” Crispin Glover and Ben Barnes will appear in an episode written by Lee Patterson and directed by Keith Thomas, while Robocop himself, Peter Weller, will appear in an episode directed by Pansos Cosmatos.
Plotline and more
Cabinet of Curiosities is an anthology series, so it’s hard to summarize what to anticipate from it in a nutshell. But we’ll try. As of yet, we don’t even know what the various episodes’ plots will be. Our knowledge is limited, but we do know that the episodes are designed to “challenge our traditional conceptions” of the horror genre. A total of five possible directions for the anthology are mentioned in the announcement, ranging from “macabre to mystical to grotesque to classically frightening.”
It is possible, however, to draw certain conclusions from the creative teams who put together certain episodes. ‘The Babadook’ filmmaker Jennifer Kent will write and direct an episode based on del Toro’s narrative. IMDb cites “The Autopsy” as the episode’s title, although that’s the only one that’s been listed so far. Another episode is being written by “The Dark Knight” writer David S. Goyer and directed by “The Empty Man’s” David Prior.
One is directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, whose previous work includes the films “The Bad Batch” and “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” and the other by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight and Miss Bala). In addition to her work on “Deadwood” and “The Strain,” Regina Corrado penned an episode that Guillermo Navarro, del Toro’s longtime cinematographer, would film.