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FX CEO Says 'True Detective' Will "Have To Prove It's Not Just A Vehicle For Movie Stars"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 9:19 AM
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Given the pedigree of talent assembled for "True Detective" season one—Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan—and the actors already being tipped for season two (Colin Farrell), not to mention the widespread critical acclaim for the show, it's understandable rivals might be a little jealous. But leave it to FX CEO John Landgraf to fire a shot at HBO about their prestige drama.

Rumor: 'Chinatown'-Esque Plot Details For 'True Detective' Season 2 Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 9:25 AM
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While Colin Farrell became the first official cast member of "True Detective" season two last week, there is still lots of speculation regarding the plot and character make up of the show. Recently, writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto amended previous comments, saying that season two will actually have "four central characters," while he declined to comment on the "transportation" element of the plot he earlier teased. But has the cat now come out of the bag.

Colin Farrell Puts On Badge For 'True Detective' Season 2, Taylor Kitsch In Contention For Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2014 1:47 PM
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“The two scripts we have … I hate to jinx it … they are more exciting than the first season,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo bold said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills yesterday about the second season of "True Detective." (via EW) But the question on everybody's mind is: who is going to take over from the fantastic performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? Well, we might have our answer.

'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.

Exclusive: William Friedkin Has Met With 'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto, Potentially In Mix For Season 2

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 9, 2014 9:03 AM
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Today at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival we got to sit down with the wonderfully forthcoming William Friedkin, recipient of an honorary award here. He was as full of anecdotes and tidbits as ever, and we'll have the full interview for you soon, but one item he shared with us, is that his involvement with "True Detective" Season 2 might be a little more than the pie-in-the-sky dream casting that we did back in March.

'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.

'True Detective' Producer Says They're "Digging Deep" To Get Season 2 Done In "Timely Manner"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 4:47 PM
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While development can be fraught with all kinds of challenges, there is one distinct advantage it brings with it that shows in production don't always have: time. And certainly, in the run up to "True Detective," everyone involved knew it was going to be a big undertaking, and thus, plans were made accordingly (even if it was still a time crunch). However, now that it's a bonafide hit, that luxury of having a single director (which won't be the case in season two) or even longer than a year to put it all together, has evaporated as HBO wants to keep their hit machine going.

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.

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