Quentin Tarantino to Direct Limited Series

The Oscar-winning filmmaker has delayed his 10th and final film to focus on an eight-episode limited series, said to be for a streamer.

Quentin Tarantino may be eyeing his last film, but also his first TV show.

The Oscar-winning “Pulp Fiction” writer has been confirmed to helm an upcoming eight-episode limited series. Tarantino broke the news during his “Cinema Speculation” book tour in New York City while talking to Elvis Mitchell, whose documentary “Am I Black Enough For You?” premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Tarantino’s series will premiere in early 2023.

IndieWire has reached out to Tarantino for comment.

Recently, Tarantino partnered with Netflix to release the 2015 film “The Hateful Eight” in episodes. As for his forays into television, Tarantino was previously recognized for the “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” episodes based on his film with Robert Rodriguez. He also wrote and directed two episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2005, and directed one episode of “ER” in 1995, as well as playing a character on two episodes of “Alias.”

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The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” writer-director revealed that his long-rumored 10th and final film exists more in a gray area, with Tarantino asking the question: What is cinema if not in a movie theater? Tarantino voiced that a 30-day theatrical window before debuting on a streamer would “reduce [his] returns” on a feature film, hence the move to television. However, Tarantino also hinted that a streaming film wouldn’t actually count as a final feature.

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Tarantino announced in 2020 that he plans to retire as a director and end his film career at number 10. The “Reservoir Dogs” writer-director teased a “mic drop” movie, with ideas ranging from “Kill Bill 3” ia Spaghetti Western and even a horror film.

And yet, Tarantino indicated that his final film will be completely original, sharing that he once considered adapting Elmore Leonard’s noir novel “Stick” into a film but it will not be his “magnum opus.” Also, an all-new work for Tarantino’s tenth film appears to rule out the teased “Kill Bill 3.”

Tarantino has a two-book deal with HarperCollins, with the first, a book of essays inspired by Pauline Kael called “Cinema Speculation,” now available. The “True Romantic” screenwriter also wrote a play.

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“I feel it’s time for the third act [of my life] to lean a little more on the literary, which would be good as a new father, as a new husband,” said Tarantino in 2020. “I wouldn’t grab my family and honor them to Germany or Sri Lanka or wherever the next story happens. I can be a bit more of a home body, and become a bit more of a man of letters.”

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