Ever since the absurdly amazing final episode of True Detective’s first season concluded, everyone has wondered where the anthological series could go next with a whole new cast and setting. Well, unsurprisingly, that has been on Nic Pizzolatto’s mind too. A lot. And the prospect of doing it again for Season 3 after next year seems just as daunting.
While speaking at the Banff World Media Festival, The Calgary Herald reports that the creator, showrunner, executive producer, and sole writer of True Detective considered (in very non-committal language) the prospect of True Detective going only three seasons.
“Every season, I’m essentially creating a brand new TV show,” Pizzolatto said. “It can’t have any growing pains like a regular first season. If it works, it has to work right out of the box. That’s incredibly exhausting. I mean, the job is exhausting to begin with, but it’s doubly exhausting, and I’m writing every episode. I can’t imagine I would do this more than three years. I mean, I’d like to have a regular TV show. We’ll have some fixed sets, regular actors and I could bring in people to help and I don’ t have to be there every second. It’d be great.”
Pizzolatto also took a minute to shoot down the many, many dubious and flatly untrue rumors circulating on the Internet about this series: namely that Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, or even Jessica Chastain has been cast in the new season.
“Literally, not a single rumor about casting that has been printed anywhere has any truth to it whatsoever,” Pizzolatto said told the press conference room. “I mean that literally. I’ve seen entertainment reporters say ‘My sources say…’ There are no sources. There’s me and two other guys, and they don’t even know what I’m doing.”
To read the rest of what Pizzolatto had to say, you can follow the link here.