True Detective season 3 switches directors


The third season of True Detective switches directors two episodes in.

After finishing production on season 3’s first two episodes, HBO’s True Detective has changed directors for the remaining episodes. Jeremy Saulnier, who directed the first two episodes, is leaving due to scheduling conflicts.

Daniel Sackheim will take over for the remaining six episodes and split them with series creator Nic Pizzolatto. Saulnier was set to direct the first three episodes, but due to filming taking longer than expected, he had to exit the series early.

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HBO came out with a statement regarding Saulnier’s exit and Sackheim taking over for the rest of True Detective season 3.

"“Director and executive producer Jeremy Saulnier has completed the first two episodes of ‘True Detective’ Season 3 and will be departing the production due to scheduling issues. Daniel Sackheim has come on board as a director and executive producer for the series alongside series creator and director Nic Pizzolatto.”"

The scripts for True Detective season 3 have the network excited for what’s in store. The third season is set in the Ozarks and will focus on an odd crime that takes place, and will star Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali and Selma’s Carmen Ejogo.

Sources close to production revealed that filming in Arkansas has proven to be quite difficult and stated that Pizzolatto and Saulnier did not see eye to eye regarding the episodes.

Saulnier’s previous work includes Blue Ruin and Sundance favorite, Green Room. His most recent work will be seen in an upcoming thriller series for Netflix called Hold The Dark.

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Sackheim has made his place in television and received an Emmy for his work on NYPD Blue. He has also worked on Game of Thrones, The Americans, House, and most recently Amazon’s Jack Ryan series.

Check back here for more updates regarding season three of True Detective!