After hanging out in hiatus since its poorly reviewed second season, TRUE DETECTIVE season three may finally be on the move as creator Nic Pizzolatto is reportedly teaming up with Deadwood‘s David Milch for the new episodes. The third season is still waiting on an official series order from HBO.
It has been almost two years since the second season aired, starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams. Season one was a critical and fan favorite but its sophomore season received mostly negative reactions, leaving many believing a third year may never happen.
HBO kept hope alive for new episodes. At TCA in 2015, then-programming president Michael Lombardo called Pizzolatto “one of the best writers working in television and motion pictures today.” He added “I’d love to do another season. I haven’t asked everyone of the 12 million viewers who is watching, but I think that he’s doing is so much bolder, braver, and satisfying that what I’m seeing in film.”
Outside of True Detective, Pizzolatto is developing another drama for HBO starring Robert Downey Jr.
Milch previously worked with HBO on the series Luck, John from Cincinnati, and Deadwood.
Emily J | TV Editor
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.