True Detective casting rumors have been flying around ever since the first season ended, and have included the names of many big actors as well as other aspects.
But show creator Nic Pizzolatto says that the rumors aren’t true.
“Literally, not a single rumour about casting that has been printed anywhere has any truth to it whatsoever,” Pizzolatto said at a press conference at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, reported the Calgary Herald.
“I mean that literally. I’ve seen entertainment reporters say ‘My sources say . . . ‘ There are no sources. There’s me and two other guys and they don’t even know what I’m doing.”
He clarified that no one has been cast yet.
“I’ve talked to one person about it, possibly, and that has been it,” he said. “We haven’t cast anybody. I have a secret list and that’s it.”
Pizzolatto did seem to contradict himself as he said that there will be four main characters–but in a previous interview on NPR said that there would be three leads. It’s possible that the fourth main character is a step below a “lead.”
“The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them,” he said previously.
“We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.”
“Every season, I’m essentially creating a brand new TV show,” he said in the latest interview. “It can’t have any growing pains like a regular first season. If it works it has to work right out of the box. That’s incredibly exhausting. I mean, the job is exhausting to begin with, but it’s doubly exhausting and I’m writing every episode.
“I can’t imagine I would do this more than three years. I mean, I’d like to have a regular TV show. We’ll have some fixed sets, regular actors and I could bring in people to help and I don’ t have to be there every second. It’d be great.”
In other recent news related to the show, Matthew McConaughey reversed his previous stance and said he’d be interested in returning.