Horror fans have a big series on Netflix to look forward to this summer, and it’s coming from famed director Guillermo del Toro. Called “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight,” the show is currently set to release “soon” according to Netflix’s announcement this morning. In the new anthology series, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will present a collection of personally curated stories, that are both “equally sophisticated and horrific” according to the video-streaming platform.
With this first live-action series, del Toro and Netflix extend their collaboration, which began with the award-winning animated series “Trollhunters,” that animated adventure is set to return with all-new episodes on May 25th.
On “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight,” creator and executive producer del Toro will bring his own visionary style as both a writer and director to certain episodes. In addition, he will hand pick a team of the genre’s best writers and exciting new filmmakers to bring his selection of stories to life. It was also confirmed that Del Toro will reteam with “The Shape of Water” producer J. Miles Dale, who serves as executive producer, along with Gary Ungar (Exile Entertainment).
It’s a pretty big step for Netflix, “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight” will be an official Netflix production, and the show will be Netflix’s first original horror anthology series.
Guillermo del Toro is the writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film “The Shape of Water,” which earned four Academy Awards, including 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 the visually stunning “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).
Other than the “coming soon” promise, Netflix hasn’t set a premiere date for the show, but summer is the best time to release a horror-thriller in theaters, so we are hoping Netflix follows suit.