New drama from True Detective creator not moving forward

The Redeemer would've seen Nic Pizzolatto reunite with Matthew McConaughey. 

US TV network FX have opted not to move forward with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto’s new show The Redeemer.

According to Deadline, this decision was made after star Matthew McConaughey dropped out of the project for reasons that aren’t currently clear.

Based on Patrick Coleman’s 2019 debut novel The Churchgoer, the series would’ve followed a former minister turned security guard (McConaughey) as his search for a missing female friend leads him into a dark web of criminal corruption and deceit. 

Pizzolatto was set to both write the series and serve as one of its executive producers alongside McConaughey. 

This would’ve seen the pair reunite for the first time since the success of True Detective’s acclaimed first season which saw McConaughey and Woody Harrelson play troubled Texas cops investigating a sinister murder over nearly two decades. 

With Redeemer now not happening, a source claims that Pizzolatto is also trying to negotiate out of his deal with FX despite having two years left on it. 

Although he no longer has a deal with HBO, the network still owns the rights to True Detective meaning it could always embark on a fourth season with a new writer. 

The third season of True Detective is available to stream on NOW TV

Source: Indiewire

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