True Detective: TCA Program Of The Year?
True Detective creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto is confirming some of the rumours about True Detective season 2 that have been in the pipeline recently. In a podcast with To the Best of Our Knowledge, the True Detective mastermind revealed some nuggets of intel on the show, specifically that its second season — which still has not been officially announced — is probably going to have three leads. They’ll be all-new characters, “but I’m deeply in love with each of them,” he says.
Pizzolatto also says the season will be set in California: “Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California. And we’re going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”
One last bit of “unconfirmation” about True Detective, Season 2: The second installment is expected to consist of another eight episodes, with Pizzolatto writing each. But while Cary Fukunaga directed every hour of season 1, the second season will likely have different directors for each episode.
Wondering what might be similar to season 1? Says Pizzolatto, “It’s a story that uses the popular genre of police investigation to conduct a more nuanced metaphysical investigation of its characters and their world,” he says. “In True Detective, the world itself is the crime…This corruption at the root of the world is humanity.”
SOURCE: ‘True Detective’ season 2 scoop: Trio of leads, California setting
The Television Critics Association announced its list of annual award nominees Tuesday, honoring repeat contenders like AMC’s Breaking Bad, HBO’s Game of Thrones and CBS’sThe Good Wife.
Yet it’s the inclusion of HBO’s True Detective that’s the major headline-making presence here. Everybody expects the acclaimed, noir-soaked drama series to swamp awards season, and these nominations are the first indication the show could do just that. True Detective is nominated for outstanding actor (Matthew McConaughey), miniseries (though the show submitted in the drama category for the Emmys), outstanding new program, and the TCA Awards’ top category, Program of the Year (which Breaking Bad won last year). Basically, True Detective got nominated for every category for which it’s eligible.
- From True Detective Season 1 Finale: Rust and Marty’s Last Ride (transcript)
Here is Rust’s closing speech, and the exchange with Marty that follows, (as best as I was able to transcribe it.)
Marty: “Talk to me, Rust.”
Rust: “There was a moment, I know, when I was under in the dark, that something… whatever I’d been reduced to, not even consciousness, just a vague awareness in the dark. I could feel my definitions fading. And beneath that darkness there was another kind—it was deeper—form, like a substance. I could feel man, I knew, I knew my daughter waited for me, there. So clear. I could feel her. I could feel … I could feel the peace of my Pop, too. It was like I was part of everything that I have ever loved, and we were all, the three of us, just fading out. And all I had to do was let go, man. And I did. I said, ‘Darkness, yeah.’ and I disappeared. But I could still feel her love there. Even more than before. Nothing. Nothing but that love. And then I woke up.”
Rust breaks down, sobbing.
Marty: “Didn’t you tell me one time, dinner once, maybe, about how you used to … you used to make up stories about the stars?”
Rust: “Yeah, that was in Alaska, under the night skies.”
Marty: “Yeah, you used to lay there and look up, at the stars?”
Rust: “Yeah, I think you remember how I never watched the TV until I was 17, so there wasn’t much to do up there but walk around, explore, and…”
Marty: “And look up at the stars and make up stories. Like what?”
Rust: “I tell you Marty I been up in that room looking out those windows every night here just thinking, it’s just one story. The oldest.”
Marty: “What’s that?”
Rust: “Light versus dark.”
Marty: “Well, I know we ain’t in Alaska, but it appears to me that the dark has a lot more territory.”
Rust: “Yeah, you’re right about that.”
Rust insists that Marty help him leave the hospital, and Marty agrees. As they head to the car, Rust makes one final point to his former partner.
Rust: “You’re looking at it wrong, the sky thing.”
Marty: “How’s that?”
Rust: “Well, once there was only dark. You ask me, the light’s winning.”