Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey Reuniting for Fox Drama 'Redeemer'
The 'True Detective' duo Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey are back and appear together on screen again!
The last time Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey came together, they gave out a masterpiece with 'True Detective' that earned a 9 rating in IMDb. The anthology series that follows police investigations, which unearths the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law, had everyone on the edge ever since it came out.
Watch: True Detective - Season 1: Trailer - Official HBO UK
Well, there is a piece of good news from those who loved the incredible duo of Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey. The twosome is getting back together for a drama inspired by Patrick Coleman's novel 'The Churchgoer.' The creator and Season 1 star of 'True Detective' are reuniting for 'Redeemer,' which recently landed a sizable script-to-series commitment at FX.
Redeemer is inspired by Patrick Coleman's novel 'The Churchgoer.'
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The talks of the new project from Nic Pizzolatto in association with FX came after Nic shifted his overall deal from HBO to Disney's cable- and streaming-focused studio, Fox 21, and FX Productions. That's right people, the creator and showrunner of 'True Detective' found a new home at FX Production, and the first thing he decided to do was bring Matthew McConaughey back to the screen with the 'Redeemer' project.
As a part of the new agreement with Fox, Pizzolatto will not only design and develop new projects for the studio's various platforms but also outside platforms. Camila Alves's husband McConaughey also penned a first-look TV deal with FX as part of the same pact. Collaborating with Matthew McConaughey right off the bat with his new contract, it's safe to say that Nic plans on bringing his A-game to FX Entertainment.
FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said Tuesday in a statement,
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. We're equally happy to be developing projects with Matthew through his first-look deal with FXP.
'Redeemer' marks the first time the 'True Detective' writer Nic and 'Interstellar' actor Matthew will work together ever since the first season of HBO anthology True Detective. The 2014 series was so well received that the series managed to bag 12 Emmy nominations, including lead actor for McConaughey and writing for Pizzolatto, and notched five wins.
'True Detective' received 12 Emmy nominations and won 5 categories.
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'Redeemer' stars McConaughey as a former minister turned dissolute security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through corruption and criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit. The enthusiastic investor Matthew will executive produce the drama alongside Nic.
The 'True Detective' duo Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey.
But what of Nic's previous series 'True Detective'? Well, the fate of that series now rests entirely upto HBO. Since HBO owns the rights of the series, it could mean that there could be a fourth season. Let's just hope if there is a fourth season, HBO will know to do better justice to the series, unlike the Game of Thrones ending. HBO said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter,
We're very proud of the work Nic did for HBO, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor.
If the new series from Nic will be upto par like his last one, we'll have to wait and see. And who knows, maybe this will be the project for McConaughey that'll finally make him feel like he's made it as an actor.