Matthew McConaughey is reuniting with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for a new crime series, Redeemer. Based on Patrick Coleman's book The Churchgoer, here's how Deadline describes the series;
"Redeemer stars McConaughey as a minister-turned-dissolute security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption-steeped criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit."
McConaughey as a mister turned security guard searching for missing women in Texas, corruption, conspiracy; you had me at McConaughey as a mister turned security guard. It wasn't just Redeemer that got picked up to series, both Pizzolatto and McConaughey signed separate overall production deals with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Here's what FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier had to say;
“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. 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.”
Fox 21 TV Studios President, Bert Salke, added;
“From the moment we all saw True Detective, we’ve been dying to work with Nic. The fact that we get to do this together with our FXP cousins is a best-case scenario. I don’t think there are a lot of writers in town right now who are writing with Nic’s force and emotion. It’s why we’re beyond excited about Nic’s project with Matthew, which is a big priority for both companies.”
The future of True Detective remains unclear, according to Deadline "HBO brass are open to exploring new creative voices for the franchise", but no decisions on season four have been made. Pizzolatto's deal with FX wouldn't rule out working on a fourth True Detective, but it is unlikely to be a priority. The recent third season starring Mahershala Ali was a vast improvement on the messy second run, and HBO was more than happy with the overall response. There's no word yet on when Redeemer will land on FX, but production is set to start later this year.