Time is a flat circle.
We may see another season of Real detective, HBO’s dark mystery series about broken detectives caught up in heinous crimes. The famous dormant series has aired only three seasons since it premiered in 2014, but the cable network is reportedly looking to deliver another hell of a mystery novel to fans sooner rather than later.
In a recent interview with Deadline, HBO and HBO’s Chief Content Officer Max Casey bloys offered an update on the popular series, which last aired in 2019:
“It’s safe to say that we are working with a couple of writers to find the right tone and interpretation. It’s definitely an area that could be very interesting and I think it would be interesting with a new voice. Quality is what will guide us, so if we end up with scripts that we don’t think are representative or that aren’t high enough quality, we won’t do something just to do it. ”
Bloys’ statement is interesting for a few reasons, most notably that a season 4 of Real detective it will almost certainly not involve the creator of the series Nick pizzolatto. Pizzolatto wrote the first three seasons of the anthology crime series, but he effectively left the show for a blanket deal on FX that has stalled in recent months, so he’s unlikely to return. However, bringing in new writers is not a bad idea, as electrifying as season 1 was, particularly the performances of Matthew McConaughey Y Woody harrelson, Season 2 struck even the show’s most ardent fans as a boring follow-up flop (myself included). Season 3, which starred Mahershala Ali Y Stephen dorff, it was essentially a heading correction for the series, and while it was much better received, it felt a bit formulated. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if McConaughey came back, if only so my social media timelines could be blessed with more Rust Cohle memes.
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