HBO are clearly confident in Nic Pizzolatto’s abilities, as they have locked the True Detective creator/writer to an overall deal through 2018.
Michael Lombardo, HBO’s programming chief, made the announcement today, citing Pizzolattos as, “one of the most exceptionally talented writers and producers working today.”
In a surprising twist, this new deal doesn’t include a guaranteed third season of True Detective, as HBO has not yet ordered a new season of the series. This is interesting given the critical hammering that the second season, starring Colin Farrel and Rachel McAdams, received over the summer. That being said, the show was still a major viewership draw for the premium cable network, bringing in an average of 11 million viewers a week, so a third season could still very much be in the cards.
If True Detective isn’t picked up for another season, expect HBO to put Pizzolatto to work on a new project.
(via: The Hollywood Reporter)