It just wouldn’t be True Detective without some behind-the-scenes drama. Following late Friday reports that director Jeremy Saulnier had left the project, new details suggest that creator Nic Pizzolatto may have clashed with Saulnier over tone.
Not even a year from its premiere, and True Detective Season 3 already has a body count. Reports indicate director Jeremy Saulnier has stepped away after only a handful of episodes, and will be replaced by an Americans favorite.
HBO is becoming a Streep family business. Weeks after the network confirmed Meryl Streep will make an Emmy-gobbling return for Big Little Lies Season 2, True Detective has now added her daughter Mamie Gummer to the Season 3 ranks for a likely 2019 premiere.
Man, and we thought Westworld and Atlanta delaying new episodes until 2018 was bad. Now True Detective has joined the ranks of our favorite shows delayed until at least 2019, along with Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and more.
The casting of True Detective Season 3 has been pretty perfect to date, so we were bound to experience at least one “huh.” Enter Blade baddie Stephen Dorff, who joins Mahershala Ali in a co-lead role for the HBO drama’s third season.
We wouldn’t have minded if True Detective Season 3 made Mahershala Ali the sole star, but the Moonlight Oscar-winner has some company after all. Fantastic Beasts and The Girlfriend Experience star Carmen Ejogo has become the second member of Season 3’s cast, taking the role of the female lead.
We don’t know if True Detective can make Season 3 work, let alone start revisiting past characters, but one hope for a Rust and Marty reunion may be dashed. Woody Harrelson isn’t interested in any kind of return to HBO’s True Detective, even if his partner says otherwise.