The dark comedy series is based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name
Christoph Waltz is set to hit the small screen yet again, this time for the Amazon Original series The Consultant. The black comedy will be directed by WandaVision director, Matt Shakman.
According to Deadline, the show’s creator and showrunner is Tony Basgallop, known for the 2019 horror series Servant.
In addition to starring, Waltz will also be an executive producer on the show. The Academy Award winner, is known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino in the films Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained. Waltz was also recently seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and the James Bond film, No Time to Die. The actor also won an Emmy for his work on the series Most Dangerous Game.
The series will be produced by MGM Television and Amazon Studios.
The Consultant will tell the story of the complicated and disquieting relationship between employer and employee, tracing just how far people will go to keep body and soul together. The series will be a ‘suspenseful’ and ‘darkly funny’ satire as per MGM executive Michael Wright.
The Amazon series is based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name. The novel’s protagonist is a consultant who is tasked with helping a firm sort out their difficulties after an important merger falls through. However the consultant, Mr. Patoff seems to have a sinister agenda in mind, as he starts making some imposing changes around the office.
A release date for the series is yet to be announced.