Netflix and Oscar winners Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Blade 2, Hellboy) have teamed up for a new anthology series “cabinet of curiosities,” and Geeked Week 2022 just delivered a first look revealing new additions to the all-star talent involved.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is a collection of live-action stories that Netflix says is “intended to challenge our traditional notions of horror.”
“From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically spooky, the eight dark stories – including two original works by del Toro – are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally selected by the shape of the water Filmmakers.”
The teaser below confirms previously unannounced cast members Eric Andre, Sofia Butella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Kate Micucciand Charlyne Yi.
The anthology series also stars Rupert Grint (“Servant”), Luke Roberts (Dracula: The Dark Prince), F Murray Abraham (Thir13en spirits), Glynn Turman, Ben Barnes, Elpidia Carrillo, Hannah Galway, Demetrius Grosse, David Hewlett, Tim Blake Nelsonand Sebastian Rochein addition to previously announced Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”), Crispin Glover (Smiley killer, back to the future), Essie Davis (The Babadook), and peter weller (RoboCop).
Here’s the full breakdown from the previous press release…
● Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (the Walking Dead) and Hannah Galway (sexuality/life) star written in a episode (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro) and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
● amadeus Oscar winner F Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest), GlynTurman (Ma Rainey’s black butt) and Luke Roberts (hostage) will appear in an episode written by David S Goyer (The dark knight) (based on a short story by Michael Shea) and directed by David Prior (That empty man).
● Tim Blake Nelson (Guardian), Elpidia Carillo (euphoria), Demetrius Great (Fear the walking death) and Sebastian Roche (The Man in the High Castle) Star in an episode written by Regina Korrado (deadwood; The strain) (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro); and guided by Guillermo Navarro (Godfather of Harlem; narcotics)
● Crispin Glover (river edge) and Ben Barnes (shadow and bone) Star in an episode written by Lee Patterson (Curve) (based on a short story by HP Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (fire starter)
● Peter Weller (Star Trek Into Darkness) stars in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also writes Aaron Stewart-Ahn
● Mika Watkins (origin) writes a sequence (based on a short story by HP Lovecraft) directed by Catherine Hardwicke (dusk); with cast to be announced
● David Hewlett (See) cast written in one episode (based on a short story by Heinrich Kutner) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Hannibal)
● Haley Z Boston (Brand new cherry flavor) acts as an episode writer (based on a short story by the comic book writer Emily Caroll) directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A girl goes home alone at night) with cast to be confirmed.