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In a new interview with Deadline, Quentin Tarantino reveals that he’s been developing a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood spin-off TV series before the movie has even landed in theaters.

The director stated that he’s been penning scripts for a show called Bounty Law, which will be introduced during his new movie. The series is a fictional ’50s Western starring Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Rick Dalton.

“I really started loving those half hour ’50s Western scripts. The idea that you could write something like 24 minutes, where there was so much story crammed in those half hour shows, with a real beginning and a middle and an end,” Tarantino explained.

He continued, “Also it was kind of fun because you can’t just keep doubling down and exploring. At some point, you’ve got to wrap it up. I really liked that idea. I’ve written five different episodes for a possible Bounty Law black-and-white half hour Western show.”

When asked whether DiCaprio would appear in the spin-off series too, Tarantino said he wasn’t banking on it but “if he wants to do it that would be great.”

“I have an outline for about three other episodes. So I’ll probably write about three other episodes and then just do it. Direct every episode. They’re a half hour long. I wouldn’t mind doing it for Netflix but I’d want to shoot it on film. Showtime, HBO, Netflix, FX. But I also like the fact that I built up this mythology for Bounty Law and Jake Cahill.”

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