Matthew McConaughey will be teaming back up with “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto on a new series that’s headed for FX…
Time really is a flat circle.
After first working together on the breakout freshman season of “True Detective,” Matthew McConaughey and series creator Nic Pizzolatto are teaming up again for a new series called “Redeemer” on FX.
A script-to-series order was handed down for the new show that will see Pizzolatto act as lead writer and showrunner with McConaughey on board as an executive producer and star of the series.
“Redeemer” is based on the Patrick Colman novel “The Churchgoer” where McConaughey will play “a former minister-turned-dissolute security guard, whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption and criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit.”
The original novel takes place in California but it appears Pizzolatto and McConaughey have opted for more familiar surroundings with the show set to happen in Texas instead. The first season of “True Detective” was set in Louisiana but McConaghey’s character previously worked in Texas. Add to that, Pizzolatto’s first novel “Galveston” was also set in Texas.
“We are thrilled to begin our creative partnership with Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey on Redeemer, who are back together for the first time since the first season of HBO’s True Detective,” FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said in a statement. “We’re also incredibly excited about our overall deal with Nic and look forward to developing new projects with him and our partners Fox 21 Television Studios, and we’re equally excited to be developing projects with Matthew through his first-look deal with FXP.”
The new series is part of an overall deal that Pizzolatto signed with FOX 21 studios after previously working with HBO. According to reports, Pizzolatto opted to ink a new first look deal with FOX 21 Studios (a Disney owned company) after his previous contract with HBO and WarnerMedia came to an end.
McConaughey also inked a “first look” deal for television with FX as well. This will mark only his second television series after previously starring in the first season of “True Detective.”
Right now, Pizzolatto will get to work on the script for “Redeemer” and if all goes well, it’s likely FX will go ahead and order a full series to move ahead with production.