Guillermo del Toro’s Cupboard of Curiosities was probably the greatest spooky season treats this 12 months. The celebrated director created the eight-part anthology collection that includes trendy horror tales, written and directed by numerous filmmakers, together with two co-written by himself. Followers bought a peek contained in the world of monsters and witches mixed with psychological horror, private trauma, and at occasions therapeutic that these tales present. Ever for the reason that collection ended, followers, in addition to del Toro, are ready for an additional season to be renewed, however that doesn’t cease the Form of Water director from planning for an additional season. In a latest interview with Indie Wire, del Toro shared that he already has “a listing” of administrators in thoughts for Season 2, if renewed.
Cupboard of Curiosities gave del Toro an opportunity to mentor some up-and-coming filmmakers and the collection was effectively appreciated for it. The director revealed that he relishes “supporting the neighborhood” and already has a listing of filmmakers to rent for Season 2. He revealed that there are some administrators that couldn’t make it to do the primary season like Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamente — “he couldn’t due to Covid,” he mentioned.
“When you consider Mexican filmmakers, there’s Isaa Lopez,” the director added. “She was going to direct one of many episodes when she bought True Detective and she or he couldn’t do it. Boots Riley wrote and was going to direct one episode, and he bought his collection greenlit.” Including to the names he has in thoughts, he additional continued, “Larry Fessenden is a hundred percent on the very very high of my checklist for a second checklist…I may go and spoil all the second season for you, however I’m not going to do this.”
Although del Toro co-wrote two episodes of the debut season, followers are desirous to see an episode that he directs. Nevertheless, the filmmaker is content material to cede extra management to totally different filmmakers whereas he has some artistic management over the collection. He revealed that he wish to “write the opening and shutting tales for the following season and go away the center to others,” he mentioned, additional explaining:
What I do is I curate tales that haven’t been achieved that would land effectively with the director. For instance,’The Post-mortem’ was a narrative revered amongst horror readers however was not well-known and deemed unadaptable. So I mentioned let’s adapt it.