Bounty Law isn’t just for the movies. The show will soon be the real deal. Or, not so soon. But, Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that he’s written five episodes of the series featured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and he’s committed to directing all five as well.
Apple News reported Friday that Tarantino confirmed his involvement on his press rounds, post-Oscar nominations. Here’s what he said of the project:
“As far as the Bounty Law shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half. 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. 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? I ended up writing five half-hour episodes. So I’ll do them, and I will direct all of them.”
Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t made a commitment to playing Jake Cahill in Tarantino’s first TV series. That seems to be a pretty tough get. But, one could assume that Tarantino would be able to convince him. Right? There is also no talk of where the show would end up. But, whatever the outcome, we are excited at the prospect of Bounty Law showing up on our screens in the near-ish future. Yeehaw.