‘True Detective’ Creator Teams with Robert Downey Jr. for New Show on HBO

Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with the creator of ‘True Detective’ for a new series on HBO….

Robert Downey Jr. is ready to return to the small screen.

The veteran actor, who last appeared as a regular on television during the show ‘Ally McBeal’, is teaming up with Nic Pizzolatto, the creator behind ‘True Detective’ to develop a new series for HBO.

There’s not much known about the project outside of Pizzolatto writing the series and Downey starring in the show, but there have been persistent rumors that this could be the long awaited relaunch of the ‘Perry Mason’ franchise.

Downey has been attempting to get a ‘Perry Mason’ reboot off the ground for years as a featured film but this may be his chance to bring the criminal defense lawyer first brought to live by actor Raymond Burr back on the screen.

Pizzolatto has an exclusive deal with HBO through 2018 and while this new project with Downey seems promising, this doesn’t shut the door on a possible ‘True Detective’ season 3.

As of now, the series is on hold after a mediocre second season didn’t receive the ratings or the critical praise as season one, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

So with ‘True Detective’ on the shelf, Pizzolatto will now turn his attention to the new show he’s creating alongside Downey.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

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