True to its namesake, HBO's 'True Detective' has remained a mystery through development of season 2, as series creator Nic Pizzolatto seems to shoot down rumor after rumor about casting and character. The series has attracted controversy for lacking much of a female perspective, and that's something that may continue to circle the show as it seems the new season of 'True Detective' may again focus on a male lead.
HBO's 'True Detective' proved to be unique across the TV landscape, as its miniseries structure attracted the A-list talent of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Though, even with season 2 on the horizon, we have to wonder how long creator Nic Pizzolatto's approach will sustain the series. According to the man himself, 'True Detective' may not survive in its current form more than a few years, and certain casting rumors may have been exaggerated.
HBO had long established that 'True Detective' would act as a stand-alone season in its first iteration, in that series stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson would only anchor the first season, with subsequent years moving into new characters, stars and stories. McConaughey in particular's career has only gone up since 'True Detective,' but is the 'Interstellar' star now open to returning?
We weren't altogether surprised to find the recent 'True Detective' season 2 gossip with Jessica Chastain proved unfounded, and the most reliable new information seems to have come right from the source. Now that Louisiana, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are out of the picture, get the first real details on 'True Detective' season 2's new setting and leads from series creator Nic Pizzolatto!
We were dubious of recent 'True Detective' season 2 gossip that seemed to cement Brad Pitt as a leading contender for the as-yet-unconfirmed 2015 followup to HBO's breakout drama, but the latest major Hollywood name in play proves a bit more promising. Is 'Interstellar' star Jessica Chastain our female lead for 'True Detective' season 2, or is the rumor mill only spouting wishful thinking?
Only one week removed from the "Form and Void" of 'True Detective''s first season finale, and HBO has yet to formally confirm that Nic Pizzolatto's anthology drama will return for a second season in 2015. Smart money tells us that the network may wait for Pizzolatto's first scripts and locked-down casting to officially move forward, while the latest name supposedly put forth for 'True Detective' season 2 is none other than Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt. Maybe.
HBO's 'True Detective' has come and gone, and even as the reception of its first season finale "Form and Void" remains divided, fans already desire more time spent with Matthew McConaughey's Rustin Cohle and Woody Harrelson's Martin Hart. At least one of those wishes we can grant, with a brand-new 'True Detective' deleted scene that reveals how Rust broke up with his girlfriend Lori (Elizabeth Reaser) before 2012.
Tonight brings the season finale of 'True Detective,' in which all the creeping tension and unnerving suspense comes to a full boil, and Marty and Rust come face to gnarly face with the Yellow King himself. For those seeking a rewarding conclusion to the first season, "Form and Void" definitely delivers, from full-out creepiness to good ol' Rust Cohle-isms, and yes, even some deep fried detective bromance.