Nic Pizzolatto, the creator and writer of HBO’s True Detective, is reuniting with season one star Matthew McConaughey for a new show on FX.
It looks like HBO has lost one of its most interesting creative talents as Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of crime drama True Detective has inked a deal with FX. The deal includes a new series which will see him reunited with Matthew McConaughey, who starred as Rust Cohle in the hugely popular season of True Detective.
The new show is called Redeemer, an adaptation of Patrick Coleman’s novel The Churchgoer, which tells the tale of a former minister-turned-security guard who uncovers a conspiracy in Texas.
FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier has had the following to say: “We are thrilled to begin our creative partnership with Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey on Redeemer, who are back together for the first time since the first season of HBO’s True Detective. We’re also incredibly excited about our overall deal with Nic and look forward to developing new projects with him and our partners Fox 21 Television Studios, and we’re equally excited to be developing projects with Matthew through his first-look deal with FXP.
“From the moment we all saw True Detective, we’ve been dying to work with Nic. The fact that we get to do this together with our FXP cousins is a best-case scenario. I don’t think there are a lot of writers in town right now who are writing with Nic’s force and emotion. It’s why we’re beyond excited about Nic’s project with Matthew, which is a big priority for both companies.”
Pizzolatto will now turn in his script for the show and if FX likes what they see, the drama will go straight to a full series order.