Quentin Tarantino is making a real-life bounty law TV show
Having nabbed ten Oscar nominations for his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino is now looking to explore the movie's world in greater detail with a spin-off TV series.
As is Tarantino's wont, he's getting granular, with a real-life version of Bounty Law, the fictional Western TV show within the film, in which Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton plays bounty collector Jake Cahill.
Speaking to Deadline, Tarantino confirmed that he's written five episodes of Bounty Law and he'll be directing all of them. "As far as the Bounty Law shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half," he said. "It got an introduction from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but I don't really consider it part of that movie, even though it is.
"This is not about Rick Dalton playing Jake Cahill. It's about Jake Cahill. Where all this came from was, I ended up watching a bunch of Wanted, Dead or Alive, and The Rifleman, and Tales of Wells Fargo, these half-hour shows to get in the mindset of Bounty Law, the kind of show Rick was on. I'd liked them before, but I got really into them."
He added: "The concept of telling a dramatic story in half an hour. You watch and think, wow, there's a hell of a lot of storytelling going on in 22 minutes. I thought, 'I wonder if I can do that?' I ended up writing five half-hour episodes. So I'll do them, and I will direct all of them."
Where do we sign up?