True Detective Season 2 plot

Nic Pizzolato has revealed a kernel of the central plot of True Detective season 2. The show’s writer and creator is doing interviews about Sunday’s HBO Go-crashing, season one finale. In one he mentioned the second season is still in the early planning stages, but it’ll be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Very interesting.

Below, read some more about that as well as Pizzolato’s thoughts on the season one finale – fan expectations, conspiracies and a comic book reference. Read More »

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HBO’s True Detective has earned near-universal acclaim from professional critics and ordinary viewers alike, but it hasn’t gone completely without controversy. One that’s been attracting more and more attention lately has to do with its dearth of strong female characters.

Some have grown irritated by the show’s bad treatment of women, others argue that “that’s the point,” and still others insist that the ladies on the show are more complex than we give them credit for. But pretty much everyone agrees that True Detective is nowhere near as generous with its supporting women as it is with its leading men.

The beauty of the show’s anthology structure, though, is that this isn’t an impossible problem to fix. Indeed, if a recent comment by show creator Nic Pizzolatto is any indication, the stars of True Detective‘s second season could very well be a couple of lady detectives. Hit the jump to find out what he said.

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And we’re back with another awesome, ominous trailer for the HBO limited series True Detective. This first self-contained season, directed entirely by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre), tracks a decades-long murder case that unfolds as the same two detectives, played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, dig into the details in both the mid-’90s and the modern day.

Like the other videos promoting the series, this one goes more for atmosphere, intensity, and a sense of general foreboding than it does story details. Which is just fine; these shots just make the story seem more interesting and odd. Read More »

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Cary Fukanaga‘s first feature, Sin Nombre, was a beautiful, effective drama, and his second, Jane Eyre, brought a compelling vision to the classic tale, even if it didn’t quite hit the mark. All told, Fukunaga is one of the more promising new directors to emerge in the last few years, and so his HBO crime drama True Detective is super-enticing.

The show stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as detectives on the trail of a killer in Louisiana. Fukunaga directs the eight episodes of the first season, which hits on 2014. Nic Pizzolatto scripted. The first teaser trailer is below. It doesn’t give up much about the two detectives and their decade-plus case. It does, however, tell you a lot about the tone of the series. Read More »

There’s still no word on which of his famous pals Tom Cruise will be roping in for his remake of John SturgesThe Magnificent Seven, but in the meantime development is rolling along with a new writer on board. Nic Pizzolatto, a novelist and short story author who’s recently made forays into television screenwriting, has just been hired to pen the script. And I do mean recently – The Magnificent Seven will mark his first major film project. More details after the jump.

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