Outside of “Game of Thrones,” HBO has struggled to produce a hit drama in recent years. One of the few shining lights though was “True Detective” which rode a wave of critical and pop culture buzz in 2014 with its highly acclaimed first season before crashing and burning with a widely derided second season.
The future of the series has been in doubt ever since. One year on and there’s certainly no new season in the works yet, even though HBO has every intention of staying involved with creator Nic Pizzolatto and signed a two-year deal with him last Fall.
At the same time HBO is undergoing its own internal executive shake-up which hasn’t helped things progress – HBO programming president Michael Lombardo departing with Casey Bloys now stepping in to replace him.
Now, in a feature about the new management taking over the network, THR indicates that a whole new show from Pizzolatto is now looking more likely than another season of “True Detective” with the showrunner appearing to want to move on.
The network had apparently given the writer/creator a number of scenarios to keep the show going, but it appears he’s opting to start over with something else and in which genre? We’ll have to wait and see.