David Cronenberg to create his own TV series

By Charlotte Whyatt - Tue 4th Sep 2018 News

The Fly director revealed his plan at the Venice Film Festival

David Cronenberg

Acclaimed cult director David Cronenberg has confirmed he’s in the early stages of developing his own TV series. 

Speaking yesterday during a panel at the Venice Film Festival on the Future of Cinema, he refused to give any kind of specific detail on the project stating only that it’ll be “long form and very personal.”

Although Cronenberg has helmed single episodes of TV before, including one from Friday the 13th: The Series in 1987 which was confusingly nothing to do with the famed horror franchise, this will be the first he’s properly created.   

In 2015, he turned down the chance to helm the first episode of True Detective season 2 due to what he  perceived to be the poor quality of the script. 

A section of the panel saw him clarify earlier statements he'd made regarding the death of the collective movie experience stating that instead, it's simply just evolving. 

“Today TV screens are getting bigger and bigger and therefore the difference between theatre and domestic viewing has become really flimsy," which is reflected, for example, in how “closeup shots were (previously) only done for TV, and not for movies."

There was also talk in both 2011 and 2017 of adapting his 1981 body-horror classic Scanners into a TV series but so far, nothing has materialized. 

Source: Digital Spy