“True Detective” may be resurrected as HBO has engaged in talks with several writers about a fresh and unique take that could see the series return for season 4…
“True Detective” may live again.
HBO has recently started engaging with different writers on ideas for a potential fourth season of the anthology series that was originally created by Nic Pizzolatto.
Pizzolatto was solely responsible for creating “True Detective” as well as famously writing the entire first season, which received rave reviews following outstanding performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. The second season featuring Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams in lead roles failed to live up to its predecessor but season 3 rebounded with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff as the featured characters.
While a fourth season was always possible, Pizzolatto eventually split with HBO to sign a new deal with FX, which just recently fizzled out after a series he was set up to write that would star McConaughey in the lead role fell apart after the actor bowed out of the project.
Now HBO’s chief content officer Casey Bloys has confirmed the network has started talking to various writers about resurrecting the series because they still own the rights to “True Detective.”
“It’s safe to say we’re working with a couple of writers to find the right tone and take,” Bloys told Deadline when asked about ‘True Detective’ returning. “It’s definitely an area that could be very interesting and I think it would be interesting with a new voice.
“Quality is what’s going to guide us so if we end up with scripts that we don’t feel are representative or are not at a high enough quality, we’re not going to do something just to do it.”
According to the initial report, two names that were possibly pitching ideas for a new season of “True Detective” included Sam Levinson, the creator behind the hit series “Euphoria” and Lucia Puenzo, who co-created the Argentinean series “Cromo,”
While Pizzolatto had previously mentioned an idea for “True Detective” season 4, he split with HBO before anything ever came to fruition. It appears now if a fourth season of the show gets up and running, Pizzolatto would not have any involvement outside of a typical producer credit because he created the series.