After conquering award season for the past few years with films like “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter,” David O. Russell is taking over television.
The incomparable director has landed a 13-episode series order at ABC for a new drama series he’s been working on with “Erin Brockovich” writer Susannah Grant, Deadline reports.
The series is “an upstairs/downstairs soap set at a private country club,” and their pair co-wrote the script for the first episode.
Russell, who was nominated for a Best Director Oscar last year for “Silver Linings,” is nominated again in the same category, as well as in the Best Original Screenplay field.
These days, it is not uncommon for major Hollywood directors to foray into TV, with his Best Director competitor Martin Scorsese (“Wolf of Wall Street”) continuing to executive produce HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
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