Quentin Tarantino is Working on an 8-Episode TV Show Next Year
Quentin Tarantino, the man who gave us blockbuster hits such as Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction, and more, recently revealed that he’s looking to jump back into the TV business. The world-renowned filmmaker has confirmed he is planning to create a new eight-episode limited series set for release sometime in 2023. A Tarantino TV show? Sh*t man, that’s all you had to say!
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The well-known director has been exploring a lot of new avenues other than directing movies and even penned down his debut novel titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A book, which is a novelization of his 2019 film of the same name. The news about Tarantino making a new TV series comes via Variety, which reports that the famed movie director announced his mysterious project on Wednesday while publicizing his new novel, “Cinema Speculation,” at a New York event hosted by Elvis Mitchell.
The director didn’t share or delve into the nitty-gritty of his project, so we currently have no idea whatsoever what the plot is going to be or which actors will be cast for the show. All we know is that the TV series will have eight episodes, with Quentin Tarantino shooting the whole affair. If the network greenlights his project, this won’t be Tarantino’s first foray into the TV directing business. The American filmmaker has previously directed an episode of E.R. in 1995, and two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005, for which he even received an Emmy nomination in Outstanding Directing, Drama Series category.
During Wednesday’s New York event, Quentin Tarantino also opened up about other projects he wanted to do. The filmmaker revealed that he had penned down the script for a play before being done with his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel. Tarantino even expressed that if he was ever to direct a Marvel movie, it would be Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos, a comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1963 to 1981.
The comics follow the main character, Sgt. Nick Fury, who later went on to become the leader of Marvel’s super-spy agency, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the First Attack Squad, nicknamed the “Howling Commandos”, which was stationed in a military base in England to fight missions primarily, but not exclusively, in the European theatre of World War II. At this point, it’s hard to confirm whether Tarantino will go ahead with his television series. The filmmaker has a history of proposing ideas that he never fully sees through. So it won’t be surprising if his new TV show fails to see the light of day.