Guillermo del Toro to direct Netflix's first horror anthology series '10 Past Midnight'
Fans that have been clamoring for Netflix to release its very own episodic horror anthology series are set to have their wishes come true, and how.
According to Indie Wire, the streaming giant has reportedly struck a deal with the acclaimed Guillermo del Toro, famed for his work on gothic horror films such as 'The Devil's Backbone' and 'Pan's Labyrinth,' for a series titled 'Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.'
This project will be del Toro's first major one after he claimed the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, and Directors Guild of America Award, as well as the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director for 'The Shape of Water,' with only a few select episodes directed and written by the revered Mexican.
The others will be handed over to talent handpicked by del Toro himself.
Each episode of the series will tell a new genre tale, with this latest collaboration between Netflix and del Toro following in the footsteps of the hit animated series 'Trollhunters.'
The ambitious and boundary-pushing animated series has been nominated for nine Daytime Emmy Awards and has received or been nominated for several other prestigious awards as well.
It will return for a third and final season on May 25.
Del Toro will be joined by some familiar faces. 'The Shape of Water' producer J. Miles Dale and Gary Ungar of Exile Entertainment will reportedly be joining the project as executive producers.
Little is known about the show, with the episode count and premiere date both unavailable at the moment.
The acclaimed director is said to be keeping himself busy these days. He is currently also co-directing a darker version of the classic children's fairy tale 'Pinnochio,' working on the third installment of DreamWork's 'Tales of Arcadia' trilogy, directing a crime drama 'Nightmare Alley,' and a new Michael Mann documentary.