FX CEO John Landgraf Takes Shot at True Detective


Fargo is currently the closest thing True Detective has to a high school rivalry. During the Television Critics Association — in which various networks set up interviews and previews of upcoming content — Variety reports that Landgraf gave an interview about Fargo and what else is currently going on with FX. While singing the well-deserved blessings of Fargo and the pros and cons of an a big name cast, Landgraf added his two cents about True Detective:

"“I think ‘True Detective’ is going to have to prove it’s more than a vehicle for movie stars…Nic is going to have to prove he can write something truly great. I think Noah has already proven he can write something great.”"

Relations between True Detective and Fargo started to heat up immediately after it was announced that HBO was submitting as a Mini-Series for the Emmy’s. It’s worth noting that the creators of the two shows have staid out of it so far.

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We all know that True Detective has more going for it than a well known cast. Regardless, it certainly is an easy target. Fargo and True Detective are both fantastic shows in their own respects, so can’t we all just get along?

You can check out the full interview over at Variety.