While nothing is yet official, it appears that William Friedkin, director of horror classic The Exorcist, is in talks to direct season 2 of HBO hit, True Detective. Because True Detective is an anthology series, along the lines of American Horror Story, it will have an entirely new cast and premise in its second season, but Friedkin seems to be on board with the new direction!
I am considering it. I like this writer [Nic Pizzolatto] very much. I’ve met him, and he’s the real deal as far as I’m concerned. Now, all the new seasons are different so I’m not committed—this new season has nothing to do with the last one. Except for him and his sensibility, which I think is extraordinary.
The story behind Season 2 is said to involve an occult conspiracy revolving around the American transit system, and possibly a female lead. But Friedkin seems interested...
I’m… I can’t say much more at this time. But I’m a fan of his writing, even though this will not be a continuation of what was done before with McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. So what you can say is I’m a huge fan of his writing, I’ve met with him, I like him, I like the direction he’s taking with this.
We will keep you updated on True Detective Season 2 news as it comes in!