That’s the word on “True Detective” season two, straight from the source. Nic Pizzolatto, the Emmy-nominated writer behind the HBO anthology series, sat down for a chat with The Daily Beast about his plans for the second season of the grim and gritty series. While rumors are flying around about Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt and other high-profile actors circling major roles, Pizzolatto swears that everything that’s been reported so far is wrong — and he’s more than happy to set the record straight.
Nothing has been decided yet. No Pitt. No Chastain. No Christian Bale, or Josh Brolin, or Joaquin Phoenix — not yet, any way. And sadly, no Woody Harrelson or Matthew McConaughey, either. Detectives Marty Hart and Rust Cohle are officially retired from television.