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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
True Detective gets a Season 3 premiere date on HBO
The Mahershala Ali-led third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s crime anthology, co-written with David Milch, kicks off its third season on Sunday, Jan 13 at 9 p.m.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Cary Fukunaga explains how Netflix's algorithm influenced the Maniac creative process, says "there's nothing really inventive" about True Detective
Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for directing the first season of True Detective, explained how Netflix's famous algorithm impacted his new limited series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. "Because Netflix is a data company, they know exactly how their viewers watch things," he says in a GQ profile. "So they can look at something you're writing and say, 'We know based on our data that if you do this, we will lose this many viewers.' So it's a different kind of note-giving. It's not like, 'Let's discuss this and maybe I'm gonna win.' The algorithm's argument is gonna win at the end of the day. So the question is do we want to make a creative decision at the risk of losing people." Fukunaga also talked about True Detective, which he has nothing to do with anymore except for a producing credit, saying he wanted to break up the talking and philosophizing with his famous six-minute tracking shot from the fourth episode. But creator Nic Pizzolatto wasn't interested. "I mean, there's nothing really that inventive about" True Detective, Fukunaga says. "It's just another crime drama." Fukunaga says he wanted to "do something fun."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
True Detective reveals first Season 3 trailer featuring Mahershala Ali
It looks like the HBO drama series is going back to its flashback-heavy roots after a disastrous Season 2. The Oscar-winning actor's promo looks at his character in three different time periods.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
How Heisler became TV's most popular fake beer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stranger Things, Dear White People, True Detective and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have all used the same fake beer brand, Heisler, resulting in it being dubbed "the Bud Light of fake beers." Why is Heisler so popular? Because you can put anything in it and do anything with it, including bash people over the head.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 4:32PM EDT
True Detective Season 3 adds Josh Hopkins and Jodi Balfour
Quantico and Cougar Town alum Hopkins will play a private attorney who deposes state police detectives on the HBO drama's third season. Balfour, who played Jackie Kennedy on The Crown, will play the love interest of Stephen Dorff's character.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
What are the best limited series so far this century?
Is Band of Brothers better than The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story? Indiewire ranks their top 20.
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Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Why are TV detectives always sad?
"If the premise of a TV show is that a detective searches for justice, it follows that the detective will be almost unbearably sad," says Kathryn VanArendonk. "Her ability to do her job will occasionally be hindered by her alcoholism, or her post-traumatic stress, or her grief. A scene depicting professional competence will come hand in hand with a scene where the detective walks into his sad lonely apartment and eats out of a can while hunched on a mattress sitting on the floor. Searches for social justice are fueled by the need for personal vengeance. It’s so common, it’s now difficult to even imagine a happy detective."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
SNL alum Sasheer Zamata is set to return to NBC in comedy pilot So Close
Zamata, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2014 to 2017, will join Odd Mom Out alum Sean Kleier on the comedy pilot in which they'll play hopeless romantics who are unaware that they may be each other's soul mates.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Alias Grace's Sarah Gadon joins True Detective
Gadon and actress Emily Nelson are the latest additions to Season 3 of the HBO anthology series, but details of their characters (other than their names) are being kept under wraps.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
True Detective rounds out its cast
Justice League's Ray Fisher will play Mahershala Ali's son, joining three other new additions on Season 3 of the HBO crime series.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 1:29PM EST
Mamie Gummer to recur on True Detective, joining mom Meryl Streep on HBO
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Gummer will play Lucy Purcell, a young mother at the center of a tragic crime, on Season 3 of the HBO anthology series. Her casting comes two weeks after her legendary mom joined HBO's Big Little Lies.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
True Detective adds Scoot McNairy
The Halt and Catch Fire and Godless vet will star play “a father who suffers a terrible loss” whose fate is tied to Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff’s detective characters.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
HBO boss: Game of Thrones won’t return until 2019 because “these things take time,” and showrunners are “perfectionists”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Here’s what I’ll tell you: They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality,” HBO programming chief Casey Bloys tells EW. “As the show has gone on, it’s gotten bigger — big battle scenes, big special effects. These things take time. Here’s the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. They’re perfectionists and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with.”
- Game of Thrones prequels won’t premiere until at least 2020
- Bloys says David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t proceed with Confederate for a year to a year and a half
- HBO hopes to start filming the long-awaited Deadwood movie in fall 2018
- Big Little Lies and True Detective are expected to return in 2019
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 1:26PM EST
Stephen Dorff boards True Detective
He’ll join Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo on Season 3 of the HBO series, playing an Arkansas State Investigator who’s been examining a decades-old “baffling crime.”
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
The Girlfriend Experience’s Carmen Ejogo joins True Detective as the female lead opposite Mahershala Ali
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The British actress is the second person cast on the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's anthology series.