Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Rupert Grint joins cast of anthology series

Last year, genre filmmaker Guillermo del Toro took to his Twitter account to heap praise on the M. Night Shyamalan-produced series Servant, and one of its cast members in particular. Del Toro said, “I enjoyed Servant completely. Late to the party, but- this is a beautifully crafted, elegant show. Rupert Grint almost steals it, for me”… and now Deadline is reporting that del Toro and Grint are going to be working together, as Grint has signed on to join the cast of the Netflix anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

Created and executive produced by del Toro, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is also being executive produced by J. Miles Dale, who serves as co-showrunner with del Toro, and Gary Ungar. Regina Corrado is the co-executive producer.

Here’s the list of previously confirmed writers, directors, and cast members:

Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead; Penguin Bloom) and Hannah Galway (Sex/Life) star in an episode written (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro) and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook; The Nightingale)

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest; Homeland; Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Fargo; The Wire) and Luke Roberts (Ransom; Black Sails) will appear in an episode written by David S. Goyer (Dark City; The Dark Knight; Batman Begins) (based on a short story by Michael Shea), and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man; AM1200).

Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator; Bread & Roses; Euphoria), Demetrius Grosse (Fear The Walking Dead; Boon; Lovecraft Country) and Sebastian Roché (The Man in the High Castle; The Young Pope) star in an episode written by Regina Corrado (Deadwood; The Strain) (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro); and directed by Guillermo Navarro (Godfather of Harlem; Narcos)

Crispin Glover (Rivers Edge; Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland; American Gods; Back To The Future; Willard; Charlie’s Angels) and Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone; Westworld; The Punisher) star in an episode written by Lee Patterson (Curve; The Colony) (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (Firestarter; The Vigil)

Peter Weller (upcoming The Colosseum; Naked Lunch; Star Trek Into Darkness; Robocop) stars in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also writes along with Aaron Stewart-Ahn

Mika Watkins (Origin; Black Mirror; Troy: Fall of a City) writes an episode (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen; Lords of Dogtown; Twilight); with cast to be announced

David Hewlett (SEE, The Shape of Water; Stargate: Atlantis) cast in an episode written (based on a short story by Henry Kuttner) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (In The Tall Grass; Splice; Cube; Hannibal)

Haley Z. Boston (Brand New Cherry Flavor) serves as writer of an episode (based on a short story by comic book author Emily Carroll) directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon; The Bad Batch) with cast to be confirmed

Deadline didn’t specify which episode of the show Rupert Grint will be appearing in, but he’s certainly in good company in this line-up.

This project was previously announced with the title Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, but Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is the title they’re sticking with.

Source: Deadline

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