Matthew McConaughey & Nic Pizzolatto Re-Teaming For ‘Redeemer’ At FX | TV News


A True Detective reunion is in the works, but at FX, not HBO. Season one star Matthew McConaughey and series creator/showrunner Nic Pizzlolatto are re-teaming for a new FX series titled Redeemer. McConughey starred in the brilliant first True Detective season alongside Woody Harrelson and always expressed a desire to work with Pizzolatto again.


Redeemer is is inspired by Patrick Coleman‘s novel The Churchgoer, and the show will follow a former minister-turned-security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption and criminal conspiracy, with his past and present colliding.


Sounds good! But perhaps the bigger news is that this means Pizzolatto has moved his overall deal away from HBO and to FX Productions, which is owned by Disney, as most things are nowadays. McConaughey has also signed a first-look TV deal at FX. So any future True Detective seasons are going to need a new showrunner.


After the excellent first season, the second was met with harsh criticism, leading to rumours that HBO set parameters for Pizzolatto returning for season 3. Although that season was received much more positively, Pizzolatto may have jumped ship because FX offered him more freedom, including a script-to-series order, meaning that if FX likes the script Pizzolatto turns in, the project will bypass the pilot process.


A fourth season of True Detective is still very much possible with a new showrunner, but audiences attention may now shift towards Redeemer, which sounds like the season one True Detective follow-up everyone wanted anyway.



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