Nic Pizzolatto says there's no truth to all casting rumors for season 2 and admits that he 'can't imagine' he would do the show more than three years.
"True Detective" fans can now stop speculating about how their favorite actors will delve into the new characters in the upcoming season 2. Following swirling rumors about the possible stars joining the crime drama, series creator Nic Pizzolatto has said there's no truth to the reports.
"Literally, not a single rumour about casting that has been printed anywhere has any truth to it whatsoever," he said at a press conference at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. "I mean that literally. I've seen entertainment reporters say 'My sources say...' There are no sources. There's me and two other guys and they don't even know what I'm doing."
Stressing that no one had been cast for the second installment, he insisted, "I've talked to one person about it, possibly, and that has been it. We haven't cast anybody. I have a secret list and that's it." He added, "Again, it's a rumour with no basis in fact. There is a strong (lead) female character. But I wouldn't say it is female-led or anything like that."
Pizzolatto also admitted that making each season a different, independent story was an exhausting job and he might not be able to do it beyond three seasons. "Every season, I'm essentially creating a brand new TV show. It can't have any growing pains like a regular first season," he shared. "If it works it has to work right out of the box."
He explained, "That's incredibly exhausting. I mean, the job is exhausting to begin with, but it's doubly exhausting and I'm writing every episode. I can't imagine I would do this more than three years. I mean, I'd like to have a regular TV show. We'll have some fixed sets, regular actors and I could bring in people to help and I don't have to be there every second. It'd be great."
Back in May, Jessica Chastain was rumored to take a lead role in the second season, but HBO and reps for the "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)" actress quickly denied it.
Meanwhile, Matthew McConaughey who starred in the first season previously said that he wouldn't return to the second installment, but he apparently has had a change of heart. In a recent interview with Deadline, he said, "I liked 'True Detective', the whole series and the experience of making it, so much that I'd be open to doing another one now."