Quentin Tarantino has disclosed that he has plans to step back into television, looking to shoot an eight-episode series in 2023. The film director shared news of the project Wednesday night while promoting his new book, “Cinema Speculation,” at a New York event hosted by Elvis Mitchell.
The filmmaker wasn’t forthright with narrative or production details around the project. Tarantino has worked in television before, directing two episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2005. Since then he has flirted with venturing back, with reports emerging in February that the director was in talks to helm installments of FX’s “Justified” revival.-From Variety
Fuck yes. Quentin Tarantino is my personal favorite filmmaker of all time. He’s in that God-tier for me. Slap his name on something and I’ll be first in line to watch it. Now you’re telling me that not only are we getting a TV show from Tarantino, he’s also saying it doesn’t count as his final film? Fuck yes.
For context Tarantino has said his next feature film will be he last.
There’s no details yet on what this series will be at this point but the fact that we have some form of news coming from the horse’s mouth for the first time since 2019’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood is enough for me. Tarantino has floated around many projects he’s wanted to do in the past that never got around to. He’s previously said how he wanted to make a Vega brothers film with John Travolta and Michael Madsen, an Inglourious Basterds style WWII movie featuring a regiment of black soldiers, and a sequel to Kill Bill featuring Copperhead’s daughter seeking revenge on The Bride for killing her mother. If its any of these, my guess is that it would likely be Kill Bill Vol. 3. He’s also discussed wanting to do his own version of Star Trek at some point so let’s not rule that out.
Let’s also not rule out a spinoff of one his more recent films. Admit it, it would be pretty cool to see him bring back Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton for a season of Bounty Law. Or maybe we bring back Channing Tatum and Jennifer Jason Leigh for a look at the Domingre Gang from The Hateful Eight. It’d also be a stretch but what about a straight up sequel to Django Unchained? His filmography is so dense that the possibilities are endless.
My money would be on whatever this show is being an original idea. He’s always said how he overwrites all his his movies and he always has to cut out characters and entire storylines from his films. He’s currently going on a book tour at the moment, hence the teaser announcement, but now that this is out there hopefully we’ll hear more within the next year. QT has never been one to rush projects so I’m sure he’ll take his sweet ass time with this one. Plus filming an eight episode series probably equates to the total amount of footage that he usually shoots for one of his films.
There’s also no news on which platform this will be streaming. My money is on Netflix as that’s where the bulk of his filmography can be found and he worked with them for some special edition versions of The Hateful Eight but that’s all just speculation. More than anything I just hope it’s on one of the big four (Netflix, Hulu, Prime, Disney+) and I’m not going to have to sign up for something else. I totally will but I’m just saying.
As long as this show isn’t just an eight hour infomercial for some foot bath I’m all in.
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