Now, as speculation continues to circulate around his directing retirement, Tarantino has confirmed his plans to extend his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood journey onto the small screen. “As far as the ‘Bounty Law’ shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half,” Tarantino told Deadline.
The filmmaker added: “I ended up writing five half-hour episodes. So I’ll do them, and I will direct all of them.”
“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,” Tarantino continued. “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. The concept of telling a dramatic story in half an hour. You watch and think, wow, there’s a helluva lot of storytelling going on in 22 minutes. I thought, I wonder if I can do that?”
While Tarantino has confirmed that there is more to come from Rick Dalton and, of course, his stuntman Cliff Booth, it is still unknown if DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will be involved when reprising their roles.