“True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto has moved his overall deal from HBO to FOX 21 Studios but the popular anthology series may still continue…
“True Detective” may return for season 4 but it would involve a new showrunner.
Nic Pizzolatto — the creator and executive producer behind all three seasons of “True Detective” — has inked a development deal with FOX 21 Studios with his first series already ordered at FX when he teams up with Matthew McConaughey again for a show called “Redeemer.” As part of his new pact, Pizzolatto will be creating series exclusively for the Disney owned company with his second collaboration with McConaughey already moving forward.
The newes also means Pizzolatto’s run with HBO has come to an end after he originally had an overall deal with WarnerMedia for the past few years.
“We’re very proud of the work Nic did for HBO, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor,” HBO said in a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now as far as “True Detective” goes, the Hollywood Reporter is quoting sources as saying HBO may still want to continue moving forward with the anthology series but that would require a new showrunner to come in and possibly rejuvenate the series.
The first season of “True Detective” was a massive hit both critically and commercially for HBO with the series racking up 12 Emmy nominations. Unfortunately, Pizzolatto was unable to strike magic twice in a row after the second season of “True Detective” failed to live up to its predecessor.
“True Detective” season 3 redeemed Pizzolatto as a creator with the show receiving largely positive reviews while also earning Mahershala Ali an Emmy nomination for his role in the series.
As of now, there’s no definitive word if HBO will continue with “True Detective” or not but the network owns the rights to the series and it seems entirely possible they may want to move forward with a different creative vision for the show now that Pizzolatto has moved on.
HBO definitely seems interested in gritty crime series with a possible supernatural twist after debuting “The Outsider” earlier this year. Considering the popularity of “True Detective,” at least in seasons 1 and 3, HBO might just move forward with a fourth season after tracking down a showrunner interested in carrying on the show’s legacy.