Here’s a short sentence that should get you very excited: Guillermo del Toro horror anthology. It’s the sort of thing that feels like it should already exist, and now that we realise it doesn’t (yet), we need it all the more. Netflix has confirmed that its upcoming GdT-driven series (formerly known as ’10 After Midnight’) will be called Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities, with eight episodes described as “a macabre mashup of genre-defining horror”, with filmmakers and stars hand-picked by the man himself. If all of that sounds tantalising wait until you see who he’s picked.

We don’t have titles for each story yet, but one episode will be directed by The Babadook director Jennifer Kent, teaming her back up with that film’s incredible star Essie Davis, as well as Andrew Lincoln and Hannah Galway – with an original story penned by del Toro himself. There’s also going to be an episode directed by Mandy’s Panos Cosmatos, one by Twilight filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke, and another by A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night director Ana Lily Amirpour.

It’s a very exciting line-up – which also includes episodes from David Prior, Guillermo Navarro, Keith Thomas, and Vincenzo Natali, with confirmed stars including F. Murray Abraham, Tim Blake Nelson, Crispin Glover, Ben Barnes, and Peter Weller. No word yet on when this one arrives, but it sounds like production is yet to begin – so think late 2022 at the earliest.

In short, it’s a good time to be a Guillermo del Toro fan. Not only is his Nightmare Alley (theoretically) still arriving in December, but next year will also bring his first animated feature – a retelling of Pinocchio in 1930s Fascist Italy, coming to Netflix. Bring on the curiosities.

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