Netflix’s operations are expanding in Canada, and Guillermo del Toro Presents Ten After Midnight will be one of the streaming giant’s first projects in a brand new production hub. Deadline reports that the company, “will lease four sound stages along with office space and support space totaling approximately 164,000 square feet at Cinespace Studios and will also lease four sound stages and adjacent office space comprising a total footprint of approximately 84,580 square feet at Pinewood Toronto Studios.” That’s a lotta square footage!
This isn’t Netflix’s first foray into the great white north, as they are already leasing British Columbia’s Martini Film Studios and other production sites. Other Netflix series and films produced in Canada include Hemlock Grove, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lost in Space, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 1922 and The Package. In 2017, Netflix promised to invest $500 million in content production in Canada, and today’s announcement means the company will easily exceed their initial promise.
Ty Warren, Netflix’s Vice President of Physical Production, had this to say about the announcement:
“With this commitment to Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto, we are proud to continue our investment in Canada and Canadian films and series. These new leases will enable us to expand our presence in Canada and provide a wealth of production jobs for skilled Canadian workers.”
There is currently no premiere date set for Guillermo del Toro Presents Ten After Midnight, but today’s announcement puts the series one step closer to debuting on a small screen near you! Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of this exciting new project as soon as it breaks!