We normally don’t post anything TV-related in Inside Pulse Movies unless it deals with a show coming to DVD, but as I was told early into my binge-watching of HBO’s True Detective, the 8-episode season is really more of a feature film with designated open and end credits every 55 minutes or so. Though, truthfully, creator Nic Pizzolatto’s program is so cinematic in its depiction that it gives credence to the cable network’s signature slogan, “It’s not TV. It’s HBO.” After a strong first season with great turns from Matthew McConaughey (still trucking along as part of his “McConaissance”) and Woody Harrelson, details have emerged about the forthcoming second season (in Spring 2015), including cast and setting.
According to Variety, Pizzolatto’s recent appearance on the public radio program “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” he revealed that in the new season’s current form, “we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”
He added, “The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.”
True Detective has an anthology format, so each season is entirely self-contained and has no connections with the previous one. Which means fans won’t get to see season one stars McConaughey and Harrelson in this time around.
Pizzolatto previously told HitFix that “True Detective” season two would be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”
The bit about “hard women” led to a rumor that Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) had been offered a role in season two, which she denied while walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tags: Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective