It’s a new golden age of anthology horror, and the modern master is coming to Netflix. A new horror anthology series, 10 After Midnight, will be executive produced by Guillermo del Toro exclusively for the streaming giant. There is currently no premiere date for the series.
On Monday, Netflix announced Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, a new anthology series in which del Toro will “present a collection of personally curated stories” that will be written and directed by del Toro, or a hand-picked team of new, emerging filmmakers in the genre.
The series is the next collaboration between del Toro and Netflix, which began in 2016 with the animated family fantasy series Trollhunters. J. Miles Dale, who produced del Toro’s Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, will also executive produce 10 After Midnight along with Gary Ungar from Exile Entertainment.
It’s a good time for anthology shows, in particular, anthology horror. In a time when TV is dominated by serialized storytelling, anthology shows like Black Mirror, Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and HBO’s Room 104 stand apart as audiences can dip in and out without concern with watching the previous episode. That del Toro of all people is getting into the game is even more exciting.
Though his brand of horror is less Freddy and Jason and more about the chill in your spine as you wander an abandoned Victorian mansion, there’s no one who loves monsters and darkness like del Toro. His other films include the modern classic Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), the fully-realized kaiju bash Pacific Rim (2013), and the under-appreciated Crimson Peak from 2015.
There is currently no release date for 10 After Midnight.