It seems, these days, television executives aren’t taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they’re just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile.
Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci‘s Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, “Django,” and Dario Argento‘s horror classic, “Suspiria,” to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained” (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento’s, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table?
Both will be English language, with a twelve-episode first season comprising of fifty minute episodes, with “Django” touted as a “re-imagining” of the western, while “Suspiria” — titled “Suspiria De Profundis,” with Dario Argento serving as an artistic consultant — will have a Sherlock Holmes-style lead character who solves “fearful mysteries.”
So, none of this is particularly getting our heart racing, but the details are pretty vague at the moment. Once they crystallize, things could get more exciting. Thoughts? Is this something you want to tune in and see? Let us know below.