The actor and director, who first appeared as JD in Scrubs over ten years ago, said he was in talks with the comedy’s creator Bill Lawrence about creating a new show together.
The 39-year-old said he would like to act and direct in the comedy series, which is still in development, adding that it was an “exciting time” for TV at the moment.
He said: “I’ve been talking about a new idea with Bill Lawrence who created Scrubs. I don’t know if it will be this year or next.
“I like the idea of cable because I don’t want to do 22 episodes, but I like the idea of this new wave that you can do 12 episodes or eight episodes maybe for cable or Netflix or wherever. There are so many more options now. It's an exciting time.”
“Of course I would go back to TV. And if you'd asked me that a year ago I would have said probably not.
“But in a year all that's changed. When you click on your Apple TV…I laugh at myself, I constantly catch myself clicking on TV [over film] now. I'd much rather get addicted to a series.”
Braff, who part-funded his latest film about a Jewish family struggling to come to terms with their faith through Kickstarter, said it was becoming harder to raise money to produce smaller art-house movies in Hollywood.
“You would be more likely to get a new film [about spirituality and a melancholic actor] made as an eight-part TV series. People aren't going the cinema anymore - it's a dying art sadly.”
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