British actor Tom Hardy has claimed that TV productions are increasingly offering film talent the chance to develop more immersive shows and retain greater creative control over productions.
The Dark Knight Rises actor was speaking to Screen’s sister publication Broadcast after striking a first-look deal with NBC Universal for his fledgling indie Hardy Son and Baker, established with production partner Dean Baker.
He said TV had lost its “stigma” for film talent. “Quality shows are being produced because of the ability to invest in characters for many seasons. As a creative, you get to spend more time with these characters and can push the envelope with scenes that may be left out of a film,” he said.