William Friedkin may work on 'True Detective' season two

By Will Ashton,

William Friedkin, the director behind The Exorcist and The French Connection, may soon be bringing his talents to the small screen in a significant way, if his recent hints at working on True Detective season two are to be believed.

While speaking to The Playlist at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where he is receiving an honorary award, Friedkin was asked if he would consider working on True Detective, having listed it as one of the most exciting projects on TV.

"I am considering it," Freidkin replied. "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."

While The Playlist pushed him harder for a response, he heisted to go too much farther.

"I’m… I can’t say much more at this time," he continued. "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."

If Friedkin does, indeed, go further with the show, this would not be the only TV project brewing with Friedkin's touch on it, as his films Killer Joe and To Live and Die in L.A. are soon supposed to get their own TV spin-offs.

At this point, there seems to be more assumed about the new season of True Detective than definitively known. The last rumor spread about the show before this was that the show's first screenplay was turned in by showrunner and writer Nic Pizzolatto and that the new season had only one lead, who was a man.

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