Our friends over at Entertainment Weekly have a double-shot of interesting True Detective news for us today.
EW has exclusively learned that creator Nic Pizzolatto has penned at least the first two episodes for a potential third edition of the acclaimed anthology crime drama.
Alright, so more True Detective? We're into it. You'll recall that we weren't the biggest fans of True Detective S2 around here, but we're absolutely open to giving this show another chance. There's gold in them thar hills! Interesting, to be sure, but not entirely shocking.
Which brings us to Exhibit B:
We have also learned that Emmy-winning writer-producer David Milch — the mind behind dramas such as Deadwood and NYPD Blue — is coming on board to work with Pizzolatto.
Now this is both interesting and surprising. HBO has a lengthy history with Milch, one that - much like the relationship the network seems to have shared with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto - has seen its up and downs. He's also a dude with a lot of talent and a strong vision, so bringing him into the True Detective fold is actually very exciting.
Anyway, EW points out that we still aren't clear on the nature of Milch and Pizzolatto's collaboration (all we're told is that Milch won't be the showrunner), nor has a third season of True Detective been greenlit. At present, we are in the earliest days on this project, and there's plenty that could go sideways in between now and a third season actually hitting the airwaves.
We'll be keeping an eye on the situation between now and then, though, and will provide you with updates as they roll in. Stay tuned.