With so many true crime and horror shows and movies dominating the big and small screen, it’s no wonder Hollywood producers can hardly keep up. This fall alone we’ve already seen a slew of new horror programming that have been announced on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. There’s a new one, however, headed our way and we’re legit anticipating this more than anything.
Netflix has announced a new series partnership with Guillermo del Toro called “10 After Midnight.”
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 14, 2018
The show will be anthology series and Netflix is calling it a “new genre-defining” show, which means it’s beyond scary.
“Creator and executive producer del Toro will bring his own visionary style as both a writer and director to certain episodes,” Netflix said in a statement. “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.”
Netflix says the series will be “personally curated stories” picked by del Toro “that are both equally sophisticated and horrific.”
Keep your eyes peeled for “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight,” a gorgeous and horrific anthology series coming soon to Netflix. @RealGDT will handpick every story as well as write and direct selected episodes!!! pic.twitter.com/L926m11mbI
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) May 14, 2018
Aside from collaborating with his producer from “The Shape of Water” for this Netflix project, del Toro will also “bring his own visionary style as both a writer and director to certain episodes.” So you know it’ll be extra freaky.
If you’re wondering what del Toro can bring to Netflix, please consider what he has already done.
Del Toro is the mastermind of films such as “The Devil’s Backbone” (2001), “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), “Blade II” (2002), “Hellboy” (2004) and “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (2008). He also worked on the science fiction monsters-versus-robots film “Pacific Rim” (2013). Did we forget to mention the 2017 Academy Award-winning film “The Shape of Water”? Might as well prepare to be stuck to your couch.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date for this series.