In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, David Cronenberg revealed that he would like to tell more complex stories than can be told in one film:
“I think that there are things you can do in the novel that you cannot do on a movie. I just came back from the Venice film festival, and I was on a panel with Spike Lee and some others, talking about the future of cinema. There was a lot of discussion about Netflix, and streaming series, and so on, and I was saying that I thought that was the future of cinema, and that it was really an interesting idea, the idea of doing a TV series, a streaming series.
… A movie is really more like a short story than a novel, and the complexity that you can get into in a series is really quite interesting.”