Lars von Trier Is Making a TV Drama Series

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Director Lars Von Trier attends the "Melancholia" photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2011 Getty Images

Controversial Danish film director Lars von Trier (Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) is turning his attention to the small screen, with a “high-end TV drama series” titled The House That Jack Built. This is von Trier's first TV project in two decades, since creating the cult Danish horror miniseries The Kingdom back in 1994. Producer Louise Vesth made the announcement while premiering the five-and-a-half-hour director’s cut of Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 at the Venice Film Festival (von Trier, who stopped speaking in public after making incendiary remarks about Hitler at Cannes in 2011, appeared via live-stream). According to Vesth, the show will begin shooting in 2016 and feature a huge cast. “Lars has a great idea, which I can’t tell you about,” she told reporters. “From what I’ve heard, it’s something you have never seen before and will definitely never see again.” Yep, sounds like Lars!