Guillermo del Toro has two upcoming projects headed for streaming services.
Amazon has ordered a pilot for the director’s Carnival Row project. Del Toro, writers Travis Beacham, Peter Cameron and René Echevarria will be working on the project, with Echevarria (of Star Trek and 4400 fame) acting as showrunner should the series be picked up.
Originally appearing as a script by Beacham entitled A Killing on Carnival Row in 2005, the show will be set in a future city called Burgue that seems like 18th Century London that is inhabited by both humans and non-human creatures.
Meanwhile, over on Nexflix, del Toro’s animated project with Dreamworks, entitled Trollhunters, has been greenlit. Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Anton Yelchin are heading up the voice cast.
Trollhunters is set in a fictional suburb called Arcadia, where teenager Jim (Yelchin) and his two best friends discover that beneath the town a hidden war between trolls is taking place. It is Jim’s discovery of a mystical amulet that throws the kids into the midst of this supernatural battle. Grammer plays Blinky, a kind-hearted troll that befriends Jim; and Perlman voices Bular, a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends.
No release date for Carnival Row has been set yet, but Trollhunters is expected to arrive on Netflix in December.