Cast confirmed for Guillermo Del Toro's Netflix horror anthology

Cabinet of Curiosities's eight episodes will star the likes of Andrew Lincoln, Crispin Glover, Ben Barnes and Tim Blake Nelson.

The cast for Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix horror anthology Cabinet of Curiosities has been officially announced. 

The show will consist of eight episodes and is described as “a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror" by a new press release from the streaming giant.  

"From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original works by del Toro) will be brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro."

One installment is written and directed by The Babadook's Jennifer Kent, from a story by Del Torro, and set to star The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, Essie Davis and Hannah Galway. 

Another is directed by David Prior and written by The Dark Knight’s David S. based on Michael Shea’s short story, with F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turnman and Luke Roberts. 

The second episode to be adapted from an original story by Del Toro is written by Deadwood’s Regina Corrado and directed by Guillermo Navarro. Watchmen’s Tim Blake Nelson, Elpidia Carrillo, Demetrius Grosse and Sebastian Roché are set to star. 

One episode directed by Firestarter’s Keith Thomas and written by Lee Patterson, based on a short story by H.P Lovecraft, will star Crispin Glover and Westworld’s Ben Barnes. 

Another episode will also be based off of a short story by H.P Lovecraft and directed by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke with Mika Watkins on scriptwriting duty. A cast for this episode has yet to be announced. 

Mandy’s Panos Cosmatos will direct and co-write an episode with Aaron Stewart-Ahn starring Star Trek Into Darkness’ Peter Weller.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’s Ana Lily Amirpour will direct an episode written by Brand New Cherry Flavour’s Haley Z. Boston with a cast also yet to be announced. 

Cube’s Vincezo Natali will write and direct an episode which will star See’s David Hewlett. 

Del Torro will serve as co-showrunner for the series alongside his longtime producing partner J. Miles Dale. Both will also serve as executive producers with Corrado. 

A release date for Cabinet of Curiosities on Netflix has not yet been announced. 

Source: Comic Book

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