Netflix shows in danger of cancellation: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology series Cabinet of Curiosities was one of the most anticipated horror shows released in 2022. Unfortunately, the show didn’t catch on quite the way fans were hoping. Episodes were very hit or miss, although each boasted talented actors and stunning production design. The series didn’t stay in the Top 10 for very long despite Netflix’s unique release schedule. This might have been a show that flourished with a weekly episode rather than a new one every night for one week.
When asked about the status of the series, even Del Toro still doesn’t know what Netflix will decide, telling IndieWire that he’s not sure where the series stands with Netflix, but he does already have tons of ideas and a dream list of directors he wants to work with for a potential second season.
Among that list is Mexican filmmaker Issa López, who was originally going to direct a season 1 episode before booking True Detective: Night Country. There’s also Boots Riley, Larry Fessenden, and Jayro Bustamente. Del Toro could decide to direct an episode next season, despite not doing so in season 1.
During his chat with the publication, the acclaimed filmmaker revealed that he plans to give more control to the directors if it gets renewed, but he would still maintain a creative role and write at least the opening and closing stories.
"“I would like to write the opening and closing stories for the next season and leave the middle to others,” he said. “What I do is I curate stories that have not been done that could land well with the director. For example, ’The Autopsy’ was a story revered among horror readers but was not well known and deemed unadaptable. So I said let’s adapt it.”"