Showtime has confirmed this week (via Deadline) the development of The Auteur, a half-hour series based on the same-titled graphic novel. The series will star Jude Law (Repo Men, The Aviator) and directed by none other than Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit)!
Waititi will write the series with Peter Warren (Ghost Team) and is set to direct the pilot episode. The site notes Waititi may direct follow-up episodes, but that will be subject to his availability in the future.
"Based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson, The Auteur is described as a gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire. In it, desperate to make a great horror movie after a massive bomb, a film producer accidentally traps his production on a backlot with a serial killer."
The Auteur is executive produced by Taika Waititi, Peter Warren, Jude Law, Eric Gitter, Rick Spears, James Callahan and Dan Halsted.
The series is produced by Showtime and Legendary with Endeavor Content serving as studio.