Guillermo del Toro has a new horror anthology series coming to Netflix appropriately titled Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. To help him in this endeavor, he’s enlisted a who’s who of horror talent for his eight-episode series.
As an anthology series, each episode will tell a different story ranging from “macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy.” Del Toro has created two original stories for the season and will serve as executive producer, creator, and co-showrunner for the series.
Essie Davis, Andrew Lincoln and Hannah Galway star in an episode written and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook; The Nightingale), based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro. pic.twitter.com/RtOAvEDPan
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As for who else will lend their talents to the Cabinet of Curiosities, Netflix has provided a thorough breakdown of the actors, writers, and directors involved with each episode.
Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), and Hannah Galway (Sex/Life) will star in an episode based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook).
F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest, Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), and Luke Roberts (Black Sails) will star in an episode written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) based on a short story by Michael Shea, and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man).
Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator), Demetrius Grosse (Fear The Walking Dead, Lovecraft Country), and Sebastian Roché (The Man in the High Castle) will star in an episode written by Regina Corrado (Deadwood) based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Guillermo Navarro (Narcos).
Crispin Glover (American Gods, Back to the Future) and Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone, The Punisher) will star in an episode written by Lee Patterson (The Colony) based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft and directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil).
Peter Weller (Naked Lunch, Robocop) will star in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy) written by him and Aaron Stewart-Ahn.
Mika Watkins (Black Mirror) will write an episode based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown) with a cast to be announced
Dave Hewlett (The Shape of Water) will be in an episode written and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Hannibal) based on a short story by Henry Kuttner.
Haley Z. Boston (Brand New Cherry Flavor) will write an episode based on a short story by Emily Carroll and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch) with a cast to be confirmed.
This is a lot of talent and folks will likely be happy to see familiar faces like Lincoln back on the screen, or Kent behind the camera for more horror goodness.
Del Toro has had an ongoing relationship with Netflix having produced several animated films aimed towards children. But along with Cabinet of Curiosities, del Toro is also directing a stop-motion Pinocchio movie for Netflix starring Ewan McGregor as the Talking Cricket.
His next film is a live-action thriller called Nightmare Alley starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.