Quentin Tarantino to direct eight-part TV series next year

The director is yet to reveal any plot details

Quentin Tarantino has announced that he will be making an eight-part TV series, with shooting set to commence in 2023.

The Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction director shared the news while promoting his new book Cinema Speculation at a New York event hosted by Elvis Mitchell.

The filmmaker didn’t divulge any narrative or production details around the proposed project.

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Tarantino has worked in television before, directing two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005, and one episode of ER in 1995. He was also credited for episodes of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, based on his 1996 film with Robert Rodriguez.

In February this year, it was reported that he was in talks to direct episodes of FX’s Justified reboot.

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Quentin Tarantino on the red carpet. CREDIT: Getty

Cinema Speculation, the director’s latest book, is a collection of essays organised around “key American films from the 1970s” which inspired him in his youth.

Although Tarantino name-checks hundreds of movies in the book, he gives 12 films from the era their own dedicated chapter. You can check out the list of recommended films below.

  • Bullit (1968)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • The Getaway (1972)
  • The Outfit (1973)
  • Sisters (1973)
  • Daisy Miller (1974)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Rolling Thunder (1977)
  • Paradise Alley (1978)
  • Hardcore (1979)
  • The Funhouse (1981)

Cinema Speculation is now available to purchase.

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Elsewhere, Tarantino recently shared his belief that the current era of cinema is “the worst in history”, alongside the 1980s and 1950s.

“Even though the ‘80s was the time that I probably saw more movies in my life than ever – at least as far as going out to the movies was concerned – I do feel that ‘80s cinema is, along with the ‘50s, the worst era in Hollywood history. Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!” he said during a recent appearance on his and Roger Avary’s The Video Archives Podcast.

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