True Detective seemed to be able to do no wrong in the first season of the show, but the rumors of tension on the set still hang over memories of the inaugural season.
Nic PIzzolatto is a man that lots of people seem to want to hate, and it probably has a lot to do with baseless jealousy. It’s a human emotion — and flaw — to be envious of others who have more than you or who are more accomplished in your field than you. Pizzolatto went from no one to a million dollar name overnight, and that has rubbed folks the wrong way.
That might be why rumors that the True Detective creator clashed with Emmy winning director Cary Fukunaga on set during the first season of the show have made so many rounds in the rumor mill. No one has confirmed these rumors, and it appears we now know at least one side of the story.
In response to the rumors that there was bloody tension on the set of the first season, Pizzolatto told The Hollywood Reporter that nothing could have been further from the truth.
Pizzolatto, for his part, flatly denies any bad blood. “Cary and I worked together really smoothly,” he says. “There was never any contention. Of course, you’re going to have discussions and difference of opinion, but what matters is that everyone is working without ego toward the best realization of what we have.”
To be fair, it’s hard to read Fukunaga’s non-involvement in sorting out the rumors. Either he feels there was beef or thinks the issue is so stupid and beneath him he doesn’t want to talk about it.
Either way, it seems the rumors may have been blown out of proportion and people may have overreacted about it all.