HBO is engaged on a fourth iteration of True Detective.
CB understands that the WarnerMedia-owned cable community is creating a brand new tackle the crime drama – tentatively titled True Detective: Evening Nation – from Issa López and Barry Jenkins.
We revealed in February 2021 that HBO was in talks with new writers to convey again the darkish drama sequence with content material chief Casey Bloys telling CB that he was hopeful of discovering a brand new means into the story. Final month, he informed CB that there was one thing within the “True Detective space” that he was “feeling good about”.
The present, which was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, ran for 3 seasons between 2014 and 2019.
López will write, exec produce and direct the pilot with Jenkins exec producing through his collective Pastel alongside Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak. Nameless Content material, which produced the primary three instalments may also exec produce with different True Detective EPs, so presumably Pizzolatto can be amongst these listed.
López is the author and director of Mexican movie Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven), which gained a slew of awards over the previous couple of years and acquired reward from the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Guillermo Del Toro.
The latter can be working with Lopez on a haunted western in regards to the werewolf mythology. She can be working with Noah Hawley on Searchlight’s The E book of Souls and with Blumhouse on Our Girl of Tears.
Jenkins, who gained the Finest Image Oscar for Moonlight, is coming off ten-part Amazon sequence The Underground Railroad. Final April, Pastel, the filmmaking collective that he based with Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak struck a first-look TV cope with HBO, HBO Max and A24.
CB understands that others have additionally tried to crack the story. Lucia Puenzo, who co-created buzzy Argentinean drama Cromo, and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson have been amongst people who had been creating a brand new tackle the sequence.
The third season of True Detective aired on HBO in 2019 and starred Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff, set within the Ozarks. It was the comply with as much as 2015’s Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn-fronted sequence and the primary season, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Pizzolatto beforehand stated he had an concept for a fourth season, however that didn’t transfer ahead and he went on to reteam with McConaughey on Redeemer, a mission for FX with an general cope with FX Productions and twentieth Tv. That sequence wasn’t picked up.
HBO declined to remark.