Netflix snags Guillermo del Toro horror anthology series

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Described as a collection of personally curated stories from the Best Achievement in Directing victor, the show will be "equally sophisticated and horrific".

There is no current release date for 10 After Midnight.

Deadline is reporting that the streaming service has ordered 10 After Midnight, the first original horror anthology series for Netflix.

Del Toro will not write and direct each episode. The new series will feature handpicked horror stories from Del Toro.

The director already has a relationship with Netflix via his work on the animated kids show Trollhunters. That show will return for its third and final season May 25. Dale is on board to executive produce the anthology series along with Exile Entertainment's Gary Ungar. Del Toro is a longstanding fan of the original books, particularly Stephen Gammell's notorious illustrations, which he cites as being 'scary as fuck'. As terrifying as Doug Jone's Pale Man was in Pan's Labyrinth, he simply couldn't compare with Sergi López's Francoist, human-hunting Captain Vidal. His previous films alternate between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as "The Devil's Backbone" (2001), and the visually stunning "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006), victor 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). He created the FX series The Strain, which wrapped up past year after running for four seasons. Netflix has announced that they are moving forward with Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight. When will it premiere? The streaming giant has given De Toro a straight-to-series order. But if its structure is anything like Black Mirror, then anyone can supposedly jump in and start an episode without having to worry about multi-episode arcs. Charlie Brooker's dystopian drama can be pretty terrifying as is so who knows what horror del Toro will have in store for us.

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