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    Del Toro will helm a horror series for Netflix

    Director Guillermo Del Toro (left), with producer J. Miles Dale, poses with Oscars for best director and best picture for the film “The Shape of Water.”
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    Director Guillermo Del Toro (left), with producer J. Miles Dale, poses with Oscars for best director and best picture for the film “The Shape of Water.”

    Guillermo Del Toro won an Oscar this year, for “The Shape of Water.” Now he’s coming to TV, to Netflix, with a horror anthology series called “10 After Midnight.” The streaming giant has given De Toro a straight-to-series order.

    Del Toro will not write and direct each episode. As with Charlie Brooker and his anthology series “Black Mirror,” Del Toro will write and direct some episodes, and then he will hire other filmmakers of his choice to write and direct the others.

    Del Toro can only hope that his series will meet with the same enthusiasm as “Black Mirror.” By the way, this isn’t Del Toro’s first foray into TV. He’s done the animated series “Trollhunters” for Netflix, and “The Strain” for FX. No word yet on how many episodes there will be in the first season of Del Toro’s horror anthology, but — I’m not sure why — I’m thinking 10.

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