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'True Detective' Writer Nic Pizzolatto Says Season 2 Will Have "Four Central Roles"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 5:53 PM
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While the decision to put the show in the Drama category instead of Miniseries for Emmy consideration rankled some, it paid off for HBO, with "True Detective" earning twelve nominations this morning. So now, all eyes are on the second season, and particularly on Nic Pizzolatto, who once again is writing the whole damn thing himself (impressive). And today he reveals that the next season is getting bigger, while dialing back a bit on some of the plot details he previously hinted at.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Says He "Can't Imagine" The Show Lasting For More Than Three Seasons

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2014 1:20 PM
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If you, like so many of us, are a big fan of "True Detective" (which hit DVD and Blu-ray this week), you'd better savor what you have and what's still to come, because it appears that the show isn't going to be one of those that goes on for years and years. Some were taken by surprise (even though it had always been announced as such) when they realized that the series was an anthology show, switching up characters, cast and setting for each season and telling an entirely new self-contained story. But disappointment at not getting to spend more time with Rust and Marty was countered by the sense of possibility: it's a show that could theoretically run forever.

Watch: DVD Trailer For 'True Detective' Reminds You What All The Fuss Was About

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 8:59 AM
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Time, as we all know by now, is a flat circle. And so, nearly three months on from the conclusion of "True Detective," we're starting to loop back around. Casting rumors are already gearing up for the second season of Nic Pizzolatto and HBO's wildly acclaimed crime show, and we should be hearing much more about it in the weeks to come, especially with the series likely to be a behemoth in the upcoming Emmy nominations.

Matthew McConaughey Says He’d “Be Open” To Doing More ‘True Detective’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 5, 2014 11:41 AM
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When Matthew McConaughey signed on for “True Detective,” the actor thought it would be a one-time deal and that’s it. "That was always how I saw it. One season, eight episodes, a finite beginning, middle and end, goodbye, look forward to watching it," he told Deadline this week in an Emmy-related conversation. "If HBO had wanted an option on me for a season two or three, I wouldn't have done it. I wouldn't have walked into something where they could say, 'We've got you for the next three years'."

Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale, & Jessica Chastain Casting "Prototypes" For 'True Detective' Season 2

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 28, 2014 3:51 PM
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Nic Pizzolatto’s "True Detective” season two will casting in the next month, and buzz and speculation about what's next in the series is still going strong. Not hurting any is Pizzolatto's recent tease: the second season will feature three lead characters, will be set in California and will still explore the "psychosphere" of that different milieu. All this has led to another rash of fun memes, Twitter users posting their favorite iconic trio with the #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hash tag.

Nic Pizzolatto Says 'True Detective' Season Two Will Have 3 Leads, Explore "Psychosphere Ambience" Of California

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2014 10:19 AM
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Here's what we know so far about the developing second season of "True Detective": it's about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system"; it'll probably have more than one director; and sorry, it won't feature Jessica Chastain. But writer/producer Nic Pizzolatto has shared a few more details about what's coming from the hottest show in television.

Exploring The Season Finale Of 'True Detective' & What We’d Like To See Carry Over To Season 2

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 10, 2014 4:16 PM
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This morning, a dull, gray dawn broke on a dull, gray “True Detective”-less world. The show that has had us gripped for the last eight weeks (or the last weekend for compulsive binge watchers—hi there!) came to an end in either a blaze of HBOGO-crashing glory, or a fizzle of HBOGO-crashing disappointment, depending on your point of view. We’re much more in the former camp than the latter, so much so that we found our usual Good vs. Bad approach wanting this time around, purely because after a couple of niggles we were really reaching for anything particularly bad to say about it.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Teases Saga Of Rust & Martin Could Continue In Books

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 1:29 PM
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So, is that all for Rust Cohle and Martin Hart? Star-gazing and pondering the eternal battle of light versus dark? Certainly, their story won't continue on the acclaimed HBO series, as it came to a close last night (read our recap here), with the second season focusing on a whole new set of characters and a case that hints at a grander storyline (read those details here). But there is some hope for those expecting more about Rust and Marty.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Reveals Alternate Endings & Shares Season 2 Story Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 11:18 AM
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"True Detective" has finished, and now the debate begins on its legacy. Did it live up to the promise in the first half of the season? Was the story concluded in a satisfactory manner? Is this really one of the greatest shows in TV history? We'll let you hash it out in the comments section, but in this writer's opinion, there hasn't been a TV drama this dense, rich and satisfying in a long, long time. That said, last night's finale did leave a slightly sour taste in the mouths of some. Obviously, **SPOILERS AHEAD**.

Recap: 'True Detective' Finale Season 1, Episode 8 'Form And Void'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 2:50 AM
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For over fifteen years a conspiracy and myth has haunted Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), one involving a yellow king, a man with scars and the mysterious destination of Carcosa. An evil had spread its branches across Louisiana, something pervasive, powerful and for the longest time untouchable. The name of God was used as a cover for unspeakable crimes and killings, and Rust, Martin and anyone else who touched that darkness, found it touching them right back. "All my life I wanted to be nearer to God. The only nearness? Silence," Joel Theriot (Shea Whigham) said in episode six, "Haunted Houses." But in "Form And Void," that silence has answers.

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