Director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he plans to return to the small screen, announcing that his next project will be an eight-episode television series, with production set to begin next year. Tarantino shared an update on the project Wednesday in New York while promoting his new book “Cinema Speculation,” but did not reveal details about the plot or production of the series.
The well-known director has worked on television before. He directed two episodes of the series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005", which earned him an Emmy nomination for best director of a drama series, reports Variety.
He has since flirted with a return, and in February reports surfaced that the director was in talks to helm a sequel to FX's Justified . Tarantino touched on other projects in New York at the promotion of the book. He revealed that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which he considers his best film, he first wrote it as a stage play and later turned it into a film.
The film broke Trantino's own record, earning an estimated $40.4 million in its first two days. “For years people used to ask me stuff like that,” Tarantino said about being asked to pick his best movie. “And I would say something like, ‘Oh, they’re all my children.’ I really do think ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is my best movie”.
His most misunderstood movie
“I think me and Robert just felt that people had a little more of a concept of the history of double features and exploitation movies. No, they didn’t. At all,” Tarantino told Empire magazine in 2020.
“They had no idea what the fuck they were watching. It meant nothing to them, alright, what we were doing. So that was a case of being a little too cool for school”. He also stated that he was approached to rework Samuel L. Jackson's dialogue in the 2000 film "Shaft," but declined the offer.