Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he wants to return to television with an eight-episode series that he hopes to film in 2023. Wed. night at an Elvis Mitchell-hosted gathering in New York, the film director announced the project.
The director was dishonest about the project’s plot and making-of. In 2005, Tarantino directed two episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” This was his first time working in television. Since then, he has toyed with the idea of returning, with rumors first surfacing in February that he was in talks to direct episodes of FX’s “Justified” reboot.
Tarantino discussed some of the other ideas he’s had over the years during their in-depth chat in New York. The writer-director revealed that he had previously written a play. A dialogue polish for Samuel L. Jackson’s “Shaft” remake from 2000 was offered to him, but he turned it down.
When asked which Marvel comic he would want to see adapted into a film, Tarantino said, “Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos.” In “Sgt. Fury,” Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury, the character he originated in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and the adventures of the namesake World War II regiment.
It’s unclear at this point if Tarantino will move forward with the TV series. The director “turned away” from the project after saying he had talked to J.J. Abrams about producing and maybe even directing a “Star Trek” episode.