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  •  "True Detective" Will Have To Find A New Director (11+ / 0-)

    As I mentioned yesterday, HBO's True Detective has recieved much popular word of mouth and critical acclaim. A key figure in the show's production has been director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed all eight of season one's episodes. He's received high praise for the series' visuals, especially a six minute, single take sequence that ends the fourth episode.

    According to reports, Fukunaga has leveraged the success of True Detective to sell a show to Fox, and that commitment and others will leave him unable to direct season two of True Detective. He will remain an executive producer of the show, but will not have the same creative involvement that he had in season one.

    From Deadline: Cary Joji Fukunaga Sets Up Show at Fox; Will Not Direct ‘True Detective’ Season Two

    Hot off the crime drama True Detective, the critically acclaimed eight-episode limited series he directed for HBO starring Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson, Cary Fukunaga is in the middle of a pitch that Fox has bought pre-emptively for mid-six figures. It’s untitled, and it’s set in a contemporary wartime context. And it will be written by Nicole Riegel — who, like Fukunaga, came from the Sundance Labs program and whose script Dogfight was a Black List choice. The deal went down Friday night, with Riegel (who just signed with CAA off all this heat) writing this as a vehicle for Fukunaga to direct. He also will produce with Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar. Fox’s Kira Goldberg and Emma Watts are point on the project.

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