The 8 episode series will be produced by del Toro, alongside Jeff J.J. Authors, J. Miles Dale, and Gary Ungar. The plot is described as a live-action anthology horror series that is meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. Topics will range from macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque. Two of the episodes will even be based on del Toro’s original works.
The project is loosely based on del Toro’s book “Guillermo Del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.” It contains a collection of various sketches, illustrations, and thoughts from the director.
Today’s teaser included the addition of Eric André (“The Eric Andre Show”), Sofia Boutella (“Atomic Blonde”), Ismael Cruz Córdova (“Ray Donovan”), Kate Micucci (“Amphibia”) , and Charlyne Yi (“Lucifer”) to the cast.
While the teaser doesn’t give us much to work with, it does confirm several directors. Like Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”), Guillermo Navarro (“Godfather of Harlem”), David Prior (“The Empty Man”), and Keith Thomas (“The Vigil”).
Their directorial talent will be backed up by writers like Haley Z. Boston (“Brand New Cherry Flavor”), Regina Corrado (“The Strain”), David S. Goyer (“Foundation”), Lee Patterson (“Colony”), Aaron Stewart-Ahn (“Mandy”), and Mika Watkins (“Origin ”).
Previously confirmed principal cast:
- Essie Davis (“The Babadook”)
- Luke Roberts (“Holby City”)
- Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”)
- F. Murray Abraham (“Moon Knight”)
- Glynn Turman (“Super 8”)
- Ben Barnes (“Westworld”)
- Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.”)
- Hannah Galway (“Sex/Life”)
- Crispin Glover (“American Gods”)
- Rupert Grint (“The ABC Murders”)
- Demetrius Grosse (“Fear the Walking Dead”)
- David Hewlett (“The Shape of Water”)
- Tim Blake Nelson (“Nightmare Alley”)
- Sebastian Roché (“Batwoman”)
- Peter Weller (“The Last Ship”)
While there is no official release date for “Cabinet Of Curiosities,” the teaser does say 2022. We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.