This Week in True Detective: HBO vs. Nic Pizzolatto 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.

This new edition of This Week in True Detective is a tad late, but that doesn’t mean it’s not chock full of good, juicy content. We got some new casting rumors outside of True Detective, but the big stuff came in the form of a new deal between HBO and Nic Pizzolatto. Also, another award snub! Will it ever end?

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First up, Matthew McConaughey may be joining the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series as the villain. All that has been confirmed is that he was offered the role, and even if he does accept  it will be a long while until we actually get to see the film. In terms of potential movie roles, Taylor Kitsch also has a new one on the horizon that may revive his floundering film career.

True Detective season one’s Alexandra Daddario will be taking on the Baywatch film reboot as the female lead. There are likely plenty out there who will be rejoicing at the casting choice, but we can’t hep but wonder if Daddario’s acting talents are being misused.

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The American Society of Cinematographers released their televisions nominations, and True Detective didn’t make the cut. This could be for a number of reasons, including True Detective season two’s summer airing. Either way, it’s one more award that True Detective actually deserves to be up for and won’t be given a shot.

The big news this week is that Nic Pizzolatto signed a deal with HBO that re-ups their partnership at least through 2018. While that’s a big deal in and of itself, apparently HBO is keen to avoid another True Detective season two and would like Nic Pizzolatto to change-up the way he handles the show.

Finally, Matthew McConaughey hosted SNL last night but there wasn’t a True Detective joke to be found. Such is life.

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