‘True Detective’ season 2: Creator on casting rumors, ending after three seasons

HBO logoWhile “True Detective” may be a fantastic show, it is looking more and more like one that is going to have a specific end date in mind.

Creator Nic Pizzolatto was one of the special guests this past week at the Banff World Media Festival, and one of the subjects that inevitably came up was the future of the series. Season 1 is in the books, and everyone knows that a second go-around for the series is on the way. What is the bad news? Think along the lines of the fact that this second season may end up being the penultimate one for the series as a whole.

Specifically, this is what he had to say, per IGN:

“Every season, I’m essentially creating a brand new TV show. 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.”

There are not many other showrunners out there who personally pen every episode of their series and also oversee productions; even some like Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) typically work with others who manage more of the day-to-day operations for the show.  This is tough work, and we certainly understand Pizzolatto’s perspective on this. Ryan Murphy may be creating new worlds for “American Horror Story,” but he also has a team of writers and a large crew of people around him.

Pizzolatto also stated that almost every rumor that is reported out there about Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, or anyone else being in season 2 is completely bogus. He has barely told anyone about his plans, and that includes those he works with on a regular basis.

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