Calum Marsh at Vulture interviewed Whit Stillman on The Cosmopolitans, his past films, projects that never came to be, and other future projects.
A reader wrote in recently and asked if the pilot for The Cosmopolitans was available. I could not find it, but here are some clips online from the show.
Take a look:
Whit Stillman teased on twitter today that The Cosmopolitans may be getting a “possible” name change. The possible new title would be Atlantic Resolve (which has a nice ring to it). Could this mean that a Whit Stillman TV series is close to happening? Information is vague at this point. Whether the title change is serious or not, Stillman tweeted, “Stay tuned” when asked if the show was to become a series.
— Whit Stillman (@WhitStillman) September 1, 2018
Here’s what we know about The Cosmopolitans (or Atlantic Resolve) so far (though it’s possible things have changed since this news came out):
In the past Stillman has stated the “If series goes ahead it won’t be Paris or romance focused.”
On July 11, 2016, Tom Grater for ScreenDaily wrote an article on some information picked up about The Cosmopolitans, from a talk Whit Stillman gave in Jerusalem:
Amazon Studios, which distributed Love & Friendship in the US, has commissioned six more scripts, which Stillman is now writing. However, the series will see changes from the pilot.
“It’s been two years since I did the pilot so I’m no longer interested in that story, but I really like the actors and the characters. It’s going to go in a new geographical and story direction, but with some of the same characters,” he reveals. “It’s going to go to different cities and have more adventure.”
Debra Birnbaum for Variety has news that will make fans of The Cosmoplitans happy:
In development are pilots with Greg Daniels; Barry Jenkins’ “Underground Railroad”; “The Boys” with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg written by Eric Kripke from the awesome Garth Ennis comic; “Black America” with Aaron Magruder and Will Packer; “The Nix” with J.J. Abrams and Meryl Streep (novel by Nathan Hill); “Black Power” with John Singleton; “The Cosmopolitans” with Whit Stillman; “Starsky & Hutch” with James Gunn.
There is no other news in the article about specifics for The Cosmopolitans. Here’s an older post to fill you in on what is known.
Here is a very insightful interview with Whit Stillman and Tom Bennett talking about Love & Friendship. There is also a bit of news about The Cosmopolitans. Stillman states, “I want him in my TV series.”