In his latest movie, Tarantino worked on a premise of a fictional Western TV show called Bounty Law written and screened by the film’s main characters Rick Dalton (Leonardo Di Caprio) and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). But based on his latest interview with Deadline, it seems that Tarantino intends to turn a fictional series into a very real…fiction. An actual TV series, that is.
As Tarantino put it himself, “From watching the different old Western shows and everything, I did it to get in the head of Bounty Law. I ended up starting to really like the idea of Jake Cahill, as a character. I really started loving those half hours ’50s Western scripts. The idea that you could write something like 24 minutes, where there was so much story crammed in those half-hour shows, with a real beginning and a middle and an end. Also, it was kind of fun because you can’t just keep doubling down and exploring. At some point, you’ve got to wrap it up. I really liked that idea.”
He also added that he has written five different episodes for the possible show which would be filmed in black-and-white and the episodes would last half an hour. “I can’t imagine Leonardo is going to want to do it. [Maybe I’ll] cast somebody else? If he wants to do it that would be great. I’m not planning on that but I have an outline for about three other episodes. So I’ll probably write about three other episodes and then just do it. Direct every episode. They’re a half-hour long. I wouldn’t mind doing it for Netflix but I’d want to shoot it on film. Showtime, HBO, Netflix, FX. But I also like the fact that I built up this mythology for Bounty Law and Jake Cahill.”