Clark is right in saying that the past decade has seen a rise in more cinematic television series. Not just Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, but shows like Mad Men and Netflix’s original series have shown that a TV show can look just as beautiful as any movie. Furthermore, TV’s move away from episodic content and into serialized storytelling has meant characters and plots can grow and change organically over the course of a season or series.
With a limited runtime, movies can only do so much heavy lifting when it comes to their characters and the stories they’re trying to tell. While the proliferation of sequels, prequels, and shared universes has helped movies to mirror the structure of TV shows, filmmakers are still limited. Still, it’s good to know that Clark and the people behind blockbusters like the Apes franchise are paying attention to what’s happeneing on smaller screens. After all, TV shows would never have become so cinematic without cinema first leading the way.
We’ve got a lot more information coming from our set visit, so stay tuned for all things War for the Planet of the Apes.