Amazing news today – The Hollywood Reporter reports that Guillermo will be developing and executive producing a one-hour series for Fox Television! He plans to write or co-write a drama and will also direct a one-hour pilot. Here is a quote from the article:
“He is the pre-eminent genre writer-director in the feature world,” 20th TV president Gary Newman said of Del Toro. “When you sit in a room with him and see how wildly imaginative he is, you know you’re going to get projects that are unique.”
Another article from Reuters quotes GDT:
“I have felt very clearly that some of the best writing and character development is happening on television,” said Del Toro, citing ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” Fox’s “The Simpsons” and “24,” FX’s “Nip/Tuck” and HBO’s “Deadwood” as some of his favorite shows.
He added he was looking to introduce fantasy elements to such traditional series genres as police drama.