'True Detective' Season 4 is happening with or without Nic Pizzolatto.
'True Detective' Season 4 is finally gearing up, as HBO starts working with new writers.
Unfortunately, getting new writers means there is possibly no more Nic Pizzolatto for season 4, who created and wrote the first three series' that aired from 2014 to 2019. Now HBO is reportedly trying to find a new way to treat the series, fueling rumors that Pizzolatto is truly not coming back.
“It’s safe to say we’re working with a couple of writers to find the right tone and take. It’s definitely an area that could be very interesting and I think it would be interesting with a new voice. Quality is what’s going to guide us so if we end up with scripts that we don’t feel are representative or are not at a high enough quality, we’re not going to do something just to do it,” Casey Bloys, the chief content officer at HBO and HBO Max, told Deadline.
'True Detective' enjoyed immense popularity when it premiered in 2014, but the buzz faded around 2019, following season 3. The season still received positive feedback but there was a notable decline in viewership. Pizzolatto previously said that he already had an idea for season 4, but that didn't move forward after he struck an overall deal at FX (which didn't quite end well). Pizzolatto is currently finding ways to get out of the deal, but it seems unlikely for him to make it to season 4.
With the series' return for the fourth time, it's interesting to see how HBO would give a new spin to the anthology crime drama series with no Pizzolatto on the show.
'True Detective' aired three seasons from January 12, 2014, to February 24, 2019, and has 24 episodes in total. It was broadcasted by premium cable network HBO in the United States.
The first season is set in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police detectives (played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) in their pursuit of a serial killer over 17 years.
Season 2 centered around three detectives (played by Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch) from three allied police departments and a criminal-turned-businessman (played by Vince Vaughn) investigating a string of crimes they believe are linked to the murder of a corrupt politician.
On the third season, we heeded Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff as pair of Arkansas State Police detectives investigating a macabre crime involving two missing children
The upcoming season seems to be in a very early development stage yet, so we might not hear much about it in a while. Nevertheless, you can count on us to write an in-depth preview for 'True Detective' season 4 once we get more details.