Guillermo del Toro’s Wunderkammer – release date, first video

Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro is doing something special this fall, and the new series arrives just in time for HalloweenNetflix announced on Monday.

Co-showrun by del Toro and J. Miles Dale (who co-produced The shape of the water and nightmare alley), Guillermo del Toro’s cabinet of curiosities will deliver a collection of dark stories curated by GDT himself. It’s all set to premiere on the streamer starting Tuesday, October 25 with the first two episodes. Two more episodes will follow daily until Friday, October 28th.

In the newly released video embedded above, del Toro previews the “unprecedented and genre-defining stories designed to challenge our traditional notions of horror.” The official description reads: “From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically spooky, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister stories (including two del Toro original stories) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors led by del Toro personally selected.”

“With cabinet of curiosities“We set out to show the realities outside of our normal world, the anomalies and oddities,” the director said in a statement. “We’ve handpicked and curated a panel of stories and storytellers to deliver those stories, whether they’re drawn from outer space, supernatural lore, or just inside our heads. Each of these eight stories is a fantastic look into the cabinet of pleasures that exist beneath the reality we live in.”

He continues in the clip: “With cabinet of curiositieswhat I’m trying to say is, ‘Look, the world is beautiful and terrible at the same time.’”

Talent appearing throughout the series includes Crispin Glover (American gods), F Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest), Andrew Lincoln (the Walking Dead), Kate Micucci (mummy), Glynn Turman (The cable), Eric Andre (The Righteous Gems) and many more. Episode directors include Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), Panos Kosmatos (Mandy), Ana Lily Amirpour (A girl goes home alone at night) and Catherine Hardwicke (twilight, thirteen).

Curious to see what del Toro has up his sleeve? Watch the first footage by pressing PLAY in the video above (and check out the first photos below), and let us know what you think in the comments.

Guillermo del Toro's cabinet of curiosities

Guillermo del Toro's cabinet of curiosities

Guillermo del Toro's cabinet of curiosities

Guillermo del Toro's cabinet of curiosities Guillermo del Toro’s Wunderkammer – release date, first video

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