The Danish director will be writing and directing a prestige drama series, due to begin filming in 2016
Lars von Trier, the controversial director of Nymphomaniac, Melancholia and Dogville, is heading to television.
The Danish filmmaker is set to write and direct a prestige drama series called The House That Jack Built, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Louise Vesth, a producer who has worked closely with von Trier for years, announced the series at the Venice Film Festival, where the director is showing his cut of Nymphomaniac Vol. 2.
Scant details about the project were revealed, though Vesth did say that filming would likely begin in 2016. The Danish broadcaster DR, which is behind many internationally renowned series such as Borgen and The Killing, also has a hand in the series.
The House That Jack Built will mark von Trier’s first foray into television in more than 20 years, as his last television project, The Kingdom, aired in 1994. That series, which was also originally broadcast on DR, was a creepy, supernatural hospital drama that was eventually remade for the U.S. as the ABC series Kingdom Hospital.