Guillermo del Toro, creator of Netflix’s Emmy-winning DreamWorks Trollhunters, is expanding his collaboration with the Internet TV network to live-action. Netflix has ordered Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, the streaming service’s first original horror anthology series.
The series is described as a collection of the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s personally curated stories, described as both equally sophisticated and horrific.
The Shape of Water writer-director del Toro created the series and will write and direct certain episodes. In addition, he will hand-pick a team of top horror writers and new filmmakers to bring his selection of stories to life. Del Toro is reteaming with his Shape of Water producer J. Miles Dale. The two executive produce with Exile Entertainment’s Gary Ungar.
Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight is a Netflix production. The project extends del Toro and Netflix’s collaboration that began with the animated series DreamWorks Trollhunters, which returns May 25 for the third and final season. (You can watch a trailer below.) The Emmy-winning Trollhunters is the first installment of a trilogy dubbed DreamWorks’ Tales of Arcadia. The next chapter, 3 Below, debuts later this year followed by Wizards in 2019.
Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which earned four Oscars this year, including Best Picture, Best Director for del Toro, 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 triple Oscar winner Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), and American studio movies such as the vampire superhero action pic Blade II (2002), the supernatural adventures Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) and the sci-fi monsters-versus-robots film Pacific Rim (2013).