Quentin Tarantino Is Officially Heading Back to Our Screens


| LAST UPDATE 11/22/2022

By Stormy Lindon
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Legendary filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino, has revealed his plans to return to television for the first time in 20 years. Tarantino has invested his directorial talents since 1992 and marked his name in Hollywood for generations to remember. Now, he is making his comeback - Tarantino style.

There is no question Tarantino has marked his territory in Hollywood. Alongside Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock, Tarantino's distinct filmmaking style has achieved record-breaking blockbuster successes. His first film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), was a testament to his career, exposing an unwritten technique in filmmaking while working with a smaller budget. Since then, Tarantino became the mastermind behind Pulp Fiction (1994), the Kill Bill series, and his most recent production, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, which received a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. The last time Tarantino applied his talent to television was in 2005 for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which clearly had an impact on his career path. Now, according to Variety, he has plans to step back on set for an eight-episode series set to release in 2023. 

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Renowned for his pop culture, dark humor, nonlinear storylines, and essential twist on violence, fans might be able to predict his set-to-release series. The film enthusiast despises digital cinematography, shoots only on film cameras, loves POV shots, and is famous for his tracking shots to "grab audience's focus onto the characters," according to Miracalize. It makes sense he took part in the crime drama series, thankfully incorporating his unique approach to filming. But now, we are being gifted with a Tarantino original after a long-winded hiatus. According to Variety, the 59-year-old shared the news of returning to television at an event hosted by Elvis Mitchell while he was promoting his new book, Cinema Speculation. Though, he is always playing with potential comebacks. He even had a play written before the DiCaprio and Pitt production was completed. Not to mention, he pitched his directorial talents for J. J. Abrams for a Star Trek film but drifted from the project, while he was also approached by Samuel L. Jackson to "polish" dialogue for the reboot of Shaft in 2000. He rejected. Though, if there's anything he did tease, when asked which comic book he would make a film adaptation of, it was Marvel's Fury and His Howling Commandos. Was this the first clue we missed? 

As we patiently wait for Tarantino's return, there are many of his films to feast our eyes upon, appreciating his aptitude and gift for production. Perhaps a Tarantino marathon is on the cards. While he has not disclosed any further details on his career revival, he has recently opened up about his former pal Harvey Weinstein. Stay tuned.

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