Relatively recent shows like The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones have upped the ante in the television game. It used to be that you’d see a big difference in terms of production quality on the small versus big screens, but no longer ― some episodes of our TV faves look even better than much of what hits the big screen, and the writing tends to be sharper, too.
So is it any wonder that TV is now looking at high-quality movies as inspiration?
Turn on the TV and you’ll already see Bates Motel, a prequel of sorts to Psycho (nominated for four Oscars, though not Best Picture). Next week another legendary screen killer gets his own TV series ― Hannibal, featuring everyone’s favorite cannibal from Silence of the Lambs (which won Best Picture and Best Actor, amongst others).
And that’s not all. More Oscar nominees and Oscar winners are heading to TV in the near future. With news that a TV Fargo has been given the green light from FX and Martin Scorsese is developing a series based on his Gangs of New York, we’ve thought of a few other Academy Award nominees that could use the TV treatment...
Find them after the jump!