Nic Pizzolatto And Matthew McConaughey Reteam For ‘Redeemer’ Drama Series At FX; ‘True Detective’ Duo Ink FX Productions & Fox 21 TV Studios Deals

Deadline | 1/28/2020 | Staff
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True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto and one of the hit HBO anthology series’ original stars Matthew McConaughey are reuniting for Redeemer, a drama series headlined by the Oscar winner, which has landed a script-to-series commitment at FX. In conjunction to the sale, Pizzolatto has signed an overall production deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions and McConaughey has closed a first-look production deal with FXP. FX, FXP and 20th TV are all owned by Disney.

Created by Pizzolatto and inspired by Patrick Coleman’s debut novel The Churchgoer, 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.

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Pizzolatto and Texas native McConaughey executive produce Redeemer, which is produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions.

Pizzolatto is coming off back-to-back overall deals at HBO where he had been based since the premium cable network landed the original installment of True Detective, starring McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, in 2012 after a bidding war. That first season became a ratings and critical hit and a pop culture phenomenon. After a second installment met with mixed reaction, Pizzolatto returned to top form with the most recent third installment of True Detective starring Mahershala Ali.

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HBO has not made a decision about a possible fourth season of True Detective. If the network proceeds with another installment, it is not clear whether it would be with Pizzolatto as I hear HBO brass are open to exploring new creative voices for the franchise.

“We’re very proud of the work Nic did for HBO, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor,” the network said in a statement.

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Pizzolatto was a novelist with only one TV credit, a staff...
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