Few shows have seen their fortunes turned so quickly the way HBO‘s “True Detective” has. The first season was a phenomenon, audience favorite, and critical darling, and it crowned creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto a hot new talent with an exciting new voice. Then came season two which was brutally received by critics, and saw all of Pizzolatto’s trademarks for hardboiled dialogue, philosophical musings, and pulpy backdrops turned almost into self-parody. Perhaps the result of rushing a good thing, HBO held back on a third season, and have been cagey about more entries in the anthology series. But not only is a new chapter brewing, but there’s a huge name joining the writer’s team.
David Milch of “Deadwood” and “NYPD Blue” fame has joined the brewing third season of “True Detective.” So far, Pizzolatto has penned at least the first two episodes of the new season, and of course, no details have been revealed. Milch isn’t expected to become the showrunner, and it should be stressed that nothing is greenlit yet. But it does indicate that work is being done on the new season, but maybe we can keep our fingers crossed for a 2018 debut.
As for the long-rumored “Deadwood” movie, with Milch turning his attention here, and Ian McShane starring in “American Gods” for Starz, it doesn’t seem to be on the foreseeable horizon, but who knows — HBO seems to be full of surprises.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Mar 29, 2017 12:26:41 GMT
Glad to hear they are going to give it a 3rd Season. As it's going to be presumably unrelated to the second, it isn't as if they can't get back on track to something at least in between the excellence of Season 1 and the averageness of Season 2.
Post by FrancescoAbides on Jul 1, 2017 2:37:34 GMT
Holy shit, great news, good to know they are keeping up with True Detective, and they got a fine actor on board. I would love to see Iñárritu as the director this time, as he was at one point set to direct...or bring back Cary Fukunaga. One of my cast suggestions would be the always underrated Ben Foster, fingers crossed.
FUCK YES! I honestly thought HBO was gonna give up on this show . Guess not! As robbstark suggested, hopefully they take their sweet time and get it right. While I enjoyed Season 2 for the most part , it did feel rushed and overstuffed (all that shit going on and only had 8 episodes to cover it) .
I have high hopes for this and Ali is a sensational actor . Can't wait to see who else is cast.