Netflix’s new horror anthology series Cabinet of Curiosities looks to be a star-studded affair as more acclaimed storytellers, and filmmakers have been announced for the Guillermo del Toro project.
The platform recently confirmed that Andrew Lincoln is involved in the series. Last seen in Netflix’s Penguin Bloom alongside Naomi Watts, Lincoln is adored for his major role in the apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead. However, he was forced to exit midway through the ninth season in 2018 to spend time with his family. The actor will also appear in the planned trilogy of Walking Dead films for AMC and Skybound, although the release date is unknown.
Initially, Cabinet of Curiosities was previously known as Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight. It’s been revealed that the horror anthology series will contain “a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror”. They also promise to teem elements from “macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy”.
All the “eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original works by del Toro) will be brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro”. The acclaimed filmmaker is known for his stellar works like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water.
Everything we know about each episode of Netflix’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’
- Directed by Jennifer Kent (known for The Babadook), the story will is based on del Toro’s original story. This episode will star Lincoln, Essie Davis and Hannah Galway.
- Another episode is directed by David Prior and based on a screenplay by David S. Goyer derived from Michael Shea’s short story. It stars F. Murray Abraham, Luke Roberts and Glynn Turman.
- Based on Guillermo del Toro’s original story, Regina Corrado will write an episode directed by Guillermo Navarro, starring Elpidia Carrillo, Tim Blake Nelson, Sebastian Roche and Demetrius Grosse.
- One episode originates from H.P. Lovecraft’s short story. Lee Paterson has written the script, which Keith Thomas will direct. It will star Ben Barnes and Crispin Glover.
- Peter Wellers will be the lead in an episode directed and co-written by Panos Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn.
- Based on Henry Kuttner’s story, Vincenzo Natali directs an episode starring David Hewlett.
- Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the episode is written by Haley Z. Boston based on Emily Carrol’s short story. However, the cast is yet to be confirmed.