Quentin Tarantino talks down modern movies, announces eight-episode TV series

Quentin Tarantino could be heading to TV in 2023, as he feels the state of cinema is the worst in decades.

While promoting his new book, the iconic filmmaker opened up about his future, which involves heading to the small screen.

Variety notes that the director plans to shoot an eight-episode TV series sometime in 2023. The filmmaker didn’t release any additional details, including narrative or production details around the project, but Tarantino seems excited about this.

This wouldn’t be Tarantino’s first venture into TV works, as he directed two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005. He was also recently attached to the Justified revival, and has previously suggested he wants to make a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood spinoff series of Bounty Law, the fictional western starring Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton as Jake Cahill.

The move to TV could be explained by Tarantino’s lack of interest in modern films. During the same promo tour, Tarantino stopped by Roger Avary’s Video Archives Podcast, where he dressed down the contemporary era of movies, calling it one of the worst eras since the 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,” says Tarantino. He also adds his definitive judgment on this generation: “Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!”

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Tarantino’s new collection of essays on films that were formative for him, Cinema Speculation, is now available to purchase. 

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