An Academy Award-winning filmmaker has locked in a deal to create a new TV series — a horror anthology coming soon to Netflix, from Guillermo del Toro.
The live-action series, “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight,” is created and executive produced by del Toro, who will also write and direct some of the episodes.
Netflix says del Toro will present “a collection of personally curated stories that are … equally sophisticated and horrific.”
The arrangement extends the collaboration between del Toro and Netflix that started with the award-winning animated series “Trollhunters,” which returns May 25.
Del Toro reteams with “The Shape of Water” producer J. Miles Dale, who serves as executive producer, along with Gary Ungar (Exile Entertainment).
The Netflix production is the streamer’s first original horror anthology series.
Del Toro is the writer and director of “The Shape of Water,” which earned four Academy Awards — Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
“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),” Netflix notes.