Matthew McConaughey and Nic Pizzolatto re-team for new drama

Hopefully it'll be more like the first season of True Detective than the second.

True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto and the star of its first season Matthew McConaughey are to reunite for a new drama series at FX. 

The Redeemer, an adaptation of Patrick Colman’s novel The Churchgoer, follows a troubled former minister (McConaughey) in his search for a missing drifter through California.

Pizzolatto will write the script for each hour long episode but a director or further casting has yet to be announced. 

This will be the first project to emerge from the new deal the scriptwriter recently signed with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. 

His decision to leave HBO means that the future of True Detective is uncertain, but the broadcaster does have the option to resurrect it with a new showrunner. 

The first season of True Detective premiered back in 2014 with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two Louisiana detectives who begin to unravel a darkly complex web of murders and disappearances. 

It received widespread acclaim from critics, with many of them calling it the best show of the year, and a second season soon followed to a much less enthusiastic response. 

A third season aired in 2017 and was considered a return form by many following Mahershala Ali’s Arkansas state cop Wayne Hays as he searches for two missing children. 

An official release date for The Reedemer hasn't been confirmed.

Source: Den of Geek UK

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