We have our most memorable glance at Guillermo del Toro’s freshest venture for Netflix, and in a gift from the scheduling gods, it’s coming to the streaming help in the week leading up to Halloween. According to Deadline, Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is an occasion series not at all like any other, showcasing eight tales of ghastliness as told by eight unique teams of authors and chiefs picked by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Del Toro himself will act as host of the series, seemingly introducing each story, similar to what famed chief Alfred Hitchcock did in his anthology series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents CBS during the 1950s and 1960s. A trailer for the series, featuring del Toro himself, was released by Netflix.
According to Netflix eight episodes will make up the series, with two episodes premiering each night from October 25th through the 28th. It’s a prominent change from Netflix’s usual “binge” release strategy, in which each episode is released at one time. Streaming administrations like HBO Max and Disney+ have profited from releasing episodes week after week, so this may be a changed trial of that strategy. The series will cover pretty much every sub-kind with dismay, with two of the episodes composed by the Hellboy chief himself. “With perfect timing for Halloween, each of these eight tales is a fantastical look inside the cabinet of pleasures existing underneath the reality we live in,” Guillermo del Toro said in a statement. Gary Ungar and Regina Corrado act as co-chief makers in what will be del Toro’s development to his Oscar-nominated film Nightmare Alley.
The episodes announced include “Dreams in the Witch House,” the adaptation of an H. P. Lovecraft story from 1932. It recounts the tale of a man named Walter Gilman, who leases a room in a New England boarding house where a witch once resided. It stars Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series) and is coordinated by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). “Graveyard Rats” is based on Henry Kuttner’s 1936 brief tale about the detestable deeds of Salem’s rats. David Hewlett, who had a job in Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning movie The Shape of Water stars in this episode helmed by Vincenzo Natali, who coordinated Splice and Cube.
“Part 36” is coordinated by Guillermo Navarro and based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro. It stars Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen) and Elpidia Carrillo (Predator). It is adapted by Regina Corrado (Deadwood). The episode “Pickman’s Model,” is the adaptation of a classic gothic tale composed by H.P. Lovecraft. It stars Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia, Westworld) and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future). It is coordinated by Keith Thomas, who helmed the current year’s Firestarter reboot with Zac Efron. “The Autopsy” is based on a Michael Shea brief tale adapted by Netflix’s The Sandman recorder David S. Goyer. It stars F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) and Glynn Turman. David Prior, who coordinated the 2020 frightfulness thrill ride The Empty Manis behind the camera.
The episode “The Murmuring” features awfulness vets Essie Davis (The Babadook) and Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead). It is based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro and is adapted and coordinated by Jennifer Kent, who presented to us the advanced repulsiveness classic The Babadook. “The Outside” stars Kate Micucci (Supernatural) and Martin Starr (Silicon Valley). It is coordinated by Ana Lily Amirpour, who helmed episodes of Castle Rock and The Twilight Zone as well as the critically-acclaimed vampire film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. It is composed by Haley Z. Boston and is based on a brief tale by Emily Carroll. “The Viewing” stars Robocop actor Peter Weller and Sofia Boutella, who played the Mummy in the new Tom Cruise reboot of the repulsiveness classic. It also stars Charlyne Yi, Steve Agee, Michael Therriault, and Saad Siddiqui. It is coordinated by Panos Cosmatos, who coordinated the Nicholas Cage blood and gore movie Mandy.
Cabinet of Curiosities isn’t the main task del Toro is creating for Netflix. He is adapting a classic tale in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchiousing stop-movement animation to give the story a gothic contort. It features the voice talents of Gregory Mann (Victoria) as Pinocchio, David Bradley as Geppetto, and Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) as Sebastian J. Cricket. Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, Ron Perlman, Tilda Swinton, John Turturro, Burn Gorman, and Tim Blake Nelson also give voices. It debuts on Netflix in December, after a November theatrical run.