Lars von Trier is returning to television for the first time in 20 years, with the filmmaker writing and directing the drama series The House That Jack Built.
The filmmaker's producing partner Louise Vesth announced the project at the Venice International Film Festival during a press conference for the director's cut of Nymphomaniac Volume II, which was released in theaters and VOD formats earlier this year. No plot details were revealed, but Louise Vesth said that Lars von Trier will start working on the script this fall, with shooting scheduled to commence sometime in 2016.
Lars von Trier and Louise Vesth are developing the series with Danish broadcast network DR, which previously produced the foreign language shows that were remade into The Killing and The Bridge.
Here's what Louise Vesth had to say about the series at the Venice International Film Festival press conference.
"He has a really good idea which I cannot tell more about right now. He wants a huge cast and from what I heard, I'm sure that it will be something that you have never seen before and you will definitely never see again."
Lars von Trier's last TV series was The Kingdom which ran for just eight episodes in 1994. The show was remade in 2004 by Stephen King and ABC under the new title Kingdom Hospital. It's unclear if The House That Jack Built will air in the U.S.