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Guillermo del Toro's horror anthology series ordered by Netflix

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Oscar-winning is creating a horror anthology series titled "10 After Midnight" for

The helmer of this year's multiple winner, "The Shape of Water", will act as showrunner on what will be the streaming giant's first anthology horror series, Deadline reported.

The series is described as "the filmmaker's personally curated stories, described as both equally sophisticated and horrific".

Del Toro, who is known for his childhood obsession with monsters and creatures, will write and direct certain episodes of the new show. His credits in the genre include "The Devil's Backbone", Pan's Labrynth" and "Hellboy", among others.

He will also personally select a team of A-list horror writers and new filmmakers to bring his selection of stories to life.

The filmmaker also reunites with "The Shape of Water" J and the duo will produce with Exile Entertainment's

has previously worked with on animated series "Trollhunters", which returns May 25 for the third and final season.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:05 IST