Taika Waititi is undoubtedly one of the hottest names in Hollywood these days. The New Zealand director is about to direct the fourth Thor movie, and he has just won an Oscar for his movie Jojo Rabbit. Now he is branching out for the small screen too.
Deadline reports that Waititi is set to direct a horror-comedy series for Showtime. The Auteur is based on a graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan, and Luigi Anderson. It will be written by Waititi alongside Peter Warren and is described as a “gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire.”
The series will star Jude Law and will follow a movie producer who, while trying to make a horror movie, ends up trapping his production on a back lot with a serial killer. Law will also executive produce the series alongside Waititi, Warren, Eric Gitter, Rick Spears, James Callahan, and Dan Halsted.
Amy Israel, Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming at Showtime, said in a press release for the series that “The Auteur unites the wildly imaginative filmmaker Taika Waititi and the barbed wit of Peter Warren with the undeniable Jude Law in a bloody love letter to the movies that will make you simultaneously die laughing and want to run for your life.”