Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino may be planning to step away from filmmaking, but he also wants to make his very own eight-episode TV show next year.
Quentin Tarantino is heading to the small screen for an upcoming project, bringing his talents as director of Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and more back to TV.
The famed director plans to shoot an eight-part series in 2023, but hasn’t offered up any further details like what the TV show is actually about. As reported by Variety, Tarantino revealed his plans while promoting his new book Cinema Speculation in New York.
Despite being most known for his films, Tarantino has worked in TV before, directing two episodes of the hit crime drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation back in 2005, along with an episode of ER in 1999.
He was also credited for his work on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, a TV spin-off based on the hit 1999 vampire movie, From Dusk Till Dawn. Earlier this year, Tarantino also reportedly entered talks to direct several episodes of Justified: City Primeval, the FX limited series starring Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.
Finally, Tarantino recently partnered with Netflix to turn his 2015 film The Hateful Eight into a four-episode miniseries as an “extended version”. The upcoming TV project would mark his first major original television show, however.
The director is considering a big step into TV production as he’s also planning to end his career as a filmmaker, announcing that his tenth film will be his last. “Drop the mic,” he said at the time. “Boom. Tell everybody, 'Match that s—t’.” But his wouldn’t be the first time he’s suggested a Hollywood exit.
“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off,” he explained. “I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie.
"I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard. I like that I will leave a ten-film filmography, and so I’ve got two more to go after this.”
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