Prolific TV episodic director Michael Uppendahl (American Horror Story, Mad Men) has landed his first pilot gig. Uppendahl has been tapped to helm the first episode of Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror straight-to-series drama Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Uppendahl also will be a co-executive producer on the series, which hails from Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, serving as the show’s producing director.
Helming a pilot or a first episode is the top directing assignment in television because it sets the visual style and tone of a series.
Thanks to Ami Sandler