This Week in True Detective: David Cronenberg Edition


This Week in True Detective is a feature that aims to bring you the best True Detective happenings of the week. This could include breaking news, popular articles, or anything else that people found interesting or may have missed.

We’re still deep in True Detective hibernation period, and season thee won’t be rearing its head for some time. Still, a few interesting bits of news items did come up this past week, including one involving director David Cronenberg. Cary Fukunaga was also a hot topic of conversation as he’s still out promoting his new film, Beasts of no Nation. If any of this piques your interest, dear reader, continue on.

Also, the weather has been rotten. True Detective season three should definitely consider showing some rain.

First up, Madison Wolfe, who played Marty’s daughter in the first season of True Detective will be taking on a major horror franchise next. Haven’t heard of her lately? You just haven’t been watching; she practically hasn’t stopped working since season one ended. In other season one actor news, Matthew McConaughey’s next film, Gold, will be out next year.

More from HBO

With two seasons under its belt, True Detective still has an issue with endings. Nic Pizzolatto hasn’t yet been able to pull off a great conclusion, so hopefully the third time will prove to be the charm. Going back to season one again, Tom Hanks appeared on Reddit to talk about True Detective. So there’s that.

The hot item of the week is a statement that David Cronenberg made while at a film festival. According to him, he was approached to direct the first episode of season two but decided not to do it. There is a growing number of Hollywood elite coming out against season two, making it the odd new trend.

Cary Fukunaga gave possibly his best interview to date as part of a feature with Vulture. He discusses Beasts of no NationTrue Detective, and there’s actually a very small bit about season three. Finally, ending on a Fukunaga-flavored note, we looked into why True Detective fans have to finally let go of Cary Fukunaga.

That’s all there is to it. If you’re in an area with nice-to-tolerable weather this weekend, be thankful. If not, well, there is always True Detective to keep you company. And us, of course. Reach out on Twitter or Facebook, we don’t play favorites.

Next: Cary Fukunaga is gone. Get over it.

More from Show Snob