The director for the third season of True Detective has quit during filming.
Jeremy Saulnier, director of punk thriller Green Room, has reportedly left the series after only filming 2 episodes.
His reason for leaving has been reported to be down to a scheduling clash, with the director presumably set to make a new movie.
In his place, HBO has hired veteran TV director Daniel Sackheim, who has previously worked on shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
The new director will share the duties with series creator Nic Pizzolatto, which was always the plan for season 3.
True Detective has had a 2-year break since its last season, with season 2 being (arguably unfairly) maligned amongst viewers and critics alike.
Season 3 stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Ray Fisher in a story that’s set in the New Orleans Ozarks and revolves around a missing child. Here’s the official synopsis.
"The next instalment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time period."
True Detective is an anthology crime series that follows a new story every season (similar to American Horror Story and American Crime Story), with the series attracting high-profile actors such as Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell.
Source: Digital Spy