Lars von Trier is readying an English-language TV series called The House That Jack Built.

The series will be the first to be directed by the controversial auteur behind Antichrist and Dancer In The Dark since his acclaimed Danish TV production, The Kingdom, 20 years ago.

The news was revealed by Zentropa-producer Louise Vesth during the press conference for Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Volume 2 - Director’s Cut at the Venice Film Festival.

Von Trier’s regular producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen described it as “a TV series without precedent”.

He added that The House That Jack Built would be “a TV series as you have never seen it before and never will again. You better hold your breath.”

Von Trier will start working on the script this autumn with shooting currently set for 2016.

The series will be produced by Louise Vesth for the Zentropa Group with executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen.

The project is being developed for Danish public broadcaster DR with head of drama Piv Bernth, the producer behind Scandi crime drama The Killing.

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