True Detective Creator Can't See It Lasting More Than Three Seasons
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.14.2014
Running the show is exhausting...
The Calgary Herald reports that while speaking at the Banff World Media Festival, True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto says he can't see the HBO show lasting more than three seasons. Here are highlights:
On the rumors of names like Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain signing on: "Literally, not a single rumor about casting that has been printed anywhere has any truth to it whatsoever. I mean that literally. I've seen entertainment reporters say ‘My sources say . . . ‘ There are no sources. There's me and two other guys and they don't even know what I'm doing. I've talked to one person about it, possibly, and that has been it. We haven't cast anybody. I have a secret list and that's it."
On the second season having a female-led cast: "Again, it's a rumor with no basis in fact. There is a strong (lead) female character. But I wouldn't say it is female-led or anything like that."
On how much work goes into the series: "Every season, I'm essentially creating a brand new TV show. It can't have any growing pains like a regular first season. If it works it has to work right out of the box. That's incredibly exhausting. I mean, the job is exhausting to begin with, but it's doubly exhausting and I'm writing every episode. I can't imagine I would do this more than three years. I mean, I'd like to have a regular TV show. We'll have some fixed sets, regular actors and I could bring in people to help and I don' t have to be there every second. It'd be great."