According to Deadline, David O. Russell‘s got a TV show in the works, and he’s now recruited Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore to star in it. While details are scarce at the moment, the outlet believes it’s a crime/cop thriller set in the 90s and is being designed to run for multiple seasons.
Being produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, who worked with Russell on American Hustle and Joy, the show is expected to net a series order and is currently looking at cable networks and streaming services to find a home. Nothing has been set in stone just yet, but it’s clear that this is a very hot project. It’s not hard to see why, either, given the talent involved.
And speaking of talent, while TV was once considered something that A-list actors would often stay away from, we’re starting to see more and more of Hollywood’s finest dipping their toes into the world of television. That’s mostly thanks to the success that companies like HBO and Netflix have seen with their programming, but also because when it comes down to it, TV is offering up more quality entertainment than cinema is – at least, lately.
This has led to a new trend in the industry, which Variety describes as such:
“There’s a trend of A-listers assembling high-profile series packages that draw hefty bids. HBO’s deal with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for “True Detective” set the template for projects that sidestep the traditional development process by commanding straight-to-series commitments in an auction process.”
That’s exactly what’s happening here, and given the buzz that this project is starting to build, we can’t wait to see how David O. Russell‘s TV series develops as it moves forward.