The actor, who starred in season one of the mystery anthology, is set to headline the writer's new show for the FX network, as part of a first-look deal the pair has signed.
Based on Patrick Coleman's debut novel "The Churchgoer", the small screen venture focuses on a minister turned security guard who investigates the disappearance of a women and finds himself at the centre of a criminal conspiracy. McConaughey will also serve as executive producer.
"We are thrilled to begin our creative partnership with Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey on 'Redeemer', who are back together for the first time since the first season of HBO's 'True Detective'," said FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier. "We're also incredibly excited about our overall deal with Nic and look forward to developing new projects with him and our partners Fox 21 Television Studios, and we're equally excited to be developing projects with Matthew through his first-look deal with FXP."