The Exorcist director William Friedkin considering True Detective
There have been a lot of True Detective talks ever since the first season finale; casting, locations, storyline; it’s all up in the air still. Interestingly enough still, lost in all that is the fact that the show doesn’t have a director. The show created and written by Nic Pizzolatto had a first season that directed entirely by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and the dude did amazing work with it. He won’t be back, so who’s going to take over? According to Indiewire, THE FRENCH CONNECTION and THE EXORCIST director William Friedkin, who previously worked with Matthew McConaughey in KILLER JOE, is all about it.
“I am considering it.” said Friedkin. “I like this writer [Nic Pizzolatto] very much. I’ve met him, and he’s the real deal as far as I’m concerned. Now, all the new seasons are different so I’m not committed — this new season has nothing to do with the last one. Except for him and his sensibility, which I think is extraordinary…I can’t say much more at this time. But I’m a fan of his writing, even though this will not be a continuation of what was done before with McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. So what you can say is I’m a huge fan of his writing, I’ve met with him, I like him, I like the direction he’s taking with this.”
This isn't a contract obviously; whoever the director is going to be, let’s hope he or she can go at it for a full season like Fukunaga. I think it set a vision in place that stayed throughout the run of the show and made the one and done season stand out on its own. Friedkin would be a great choice; he has patience with his work, no cheap scares or thrills with him.
Who is your dream director for season 2 of True Detective?