Start Writing
Nic Pizzolato

True Detective Season 3; why Creator Nic Pizzolatto Should Stick Around as the Writer

RohanM RohanM I've been holding myself back in the corner whenever the True Detective season 3 topic surfaces, but I think enough is enough. I personally believe that it's time for HBO to announce the release date considering the fact that the network has inked deal with creator Mr. Nic Pizzolatto through 2018, according to Variety. However, based on the same report, HBO has some demands for the man behind the hit season 1, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and the bashed season 2, starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.

When it comes to season 2, it turned out to be my favorite as well. One may judge me for adoring it. There's nothing I can do about one's hidden thoughts, but here's why I think season 2, for me, worked. It initially enticed, since I was not expecting it to be similar in any way to season 1. In fact, I'm quite glad that it isn't as stylish as season 1. Though, season 2 possesses its own unique style, atmosphere and conflicts. It's filled with impeccable performances, camera work, music, as well as dialogue. It's as good as season 1, respectively, but different than its forerunner which was a cinematic heaven. Many thanks go to the director Cary Fukunaga, who is an enormous talent as well.

Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson in 'True Detective' SE
Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson in 'True Detective' SE1

Mr. Pizzolatto is a great writer. His mind travels to the darkest corner of the human nature, and nature itself. He comprehends the man, the animal, and what humans are capable of. He doesn't, mainly for our benefit, shy away from such fact. The writer's unique aspect made season 1 a phenomenal television series. Heck, in addition to the written aspect, Academy Award winning Matthew McConaughey was able to deliver a unique, outstanding performance alongside Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan. Mr. Pizzolatto is the most essential essence of the show that I think the HBO network should re-think before demanding change from the creator.

Instead, what the network should consider is to have Mr. Pizzolatto write season 3 as well, all by himself, locked in a room, and then roll the cameras in mid 2017. They can get the third installment ready for the fans towards the end of 2018 or mid-2019. What writers need is time. Time is, if not money, indeed absolute creativity.

Vince Vaughn & Colin Farrell in 'True Detective' SE2
Vince Vaughn & Colin Farrell in 'True Detective' SE2

To Vanity Fair, Mr. Pizzolatto has already expressed his desires as the writer, stating: “I work more efficiently on my own. I suppose it’s that ingrained authorial sensibility: if I’m making a movie or a show or whatever, I’m expressing something on a personal level or else it doesn’t mean anything to me. If I’m doing that, it works better without a committee.”

Though, to the conclusion of the Vanity Fair piece I wholeheartedly disagree with. I think that HBO should stick with the creator as the writer mainly as I've mentioned already, and not just as the executive producer of the third season. If that's the case, that HBO is planning to demand change from Mr. Pizzolatto in this new deal, then it's better for the network to bury the third season for good. No other writer, no matter how great he/she may be, will be able to catch the essential elements of the show.

Posted in True Detective,

RohanM RohanM

read more or join