Did Pedro Almodóvar Sign On to Direct a Netflix Series? — Report (Indiewire)

Will he or won’t he? Only his streaming provider knows for sure. Please, please please let this be true!!! From Indiewire,

Rumors are swirling that Pedro Almodóvar may have closed a deal to direct a television series for Netflix, Fotogramas reports. The project would be Almodóvar’s first experience directing a television series.

In a separate report from ABC.es, however, Almodovar’s production company El Deseo denied the report. Almodovar has said publicly that he’s previously been approached by several TV companies about projects for the small screen, and last December told members of the media he had one project in mind, but no additional information has been released. Netflix did not immediately return a request for comment.

The news comes shortly after a short-lived controversy involving Almodovar and Netflix erupted at the Cannes Film Festival, where Almodovar presided over the jury. At the festival’s opening press conference, parts of a statement Almodovar gave in Spanish were lost in translation, leading some to believe that the filmmaker would not consider the two Netflix films (Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja”) for the Palme d’Or because they would not be screening in theaters in France.

Read the full article on Indiewire.


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