Thursday, September 23, 2021

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ Announces Cast Including Ben Barnes, Andrew Lincoln, and More

Horror icon Guillermo del Toro has announced a new title, writing team, and partial cast for his new anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities! The series will premiere on Netflix and feature a new chilling tale each episode. Not every actor has been revealed yet (nor what roles they will play), but the cast and writing team assembled so far promises a frightfully excellent new series.

Episode 1

Actors: Essie Davis, Andrew Lincoln, and Hannah Galway

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Writer/Director: Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) (based on a story by Guillermo del Toro)

Episode 2

Actors: F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turman, and Luke Roberts

Writer: David S. Goyer (based on a short story by Michael Shea)

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Director: David Prior (The Empty Man)

Episode 3

Actors: Tim Blake Nelson, Elpidia Carrillo, Demetrius Grosse, and Sebastian Roché

Writer: Regina Corrado (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro)

Director: Guillermo Navarro (Godfather of Harlem; Narcos)

Episode 4

Actors: Crispin Glover and Ben Barnes

Writer: Lee Patterson (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft)

Director: Keith Thomas (Firestarter)

Episode 5

Actor: Peter Weller (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Writers: Panos Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn

Director: Panos Cosmatos (Mandy)

Episode 6

Actors: TBA

Writer: Mika Watkins (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft)

Director: Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight)

Episode 7

Actor: David Hewlett

Writer/Director: Vincenzo Natali (Hannibal) (based on a short story by Henry Kuttner)

Episode 8

Actors: TBA

Writer: Haley Z. Boston (based on a short story by Emily Carroll)

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night)

del Toro is best known for his films Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Crimson Peak, Pacific Rim, and many more. There is no release date set for the anthology, but filming has begun in Toronto.

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I am a nurse and dedicated nerd from Boston, MA. When I'm not at work, I'm rewatching old favorites like Supernatural or discovering my new obsessions (too many to count!). When not fangirling, I can be found reading, writing, or listening to a true crime podcast. You can find me on Twitter @juleswritesblog for more nerdy nonsense.

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