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Don’t Expect More Than 3 Seasons of True Detective

True Detective

Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto told reporters he "can't imagine" doing more than 3 seasons

Fans are readily awaiting for — and speculating about — True Detective season two. But showrunner Nic Pizzolatto gave an interview at the Banff World Media Festival that indicates fans should enjoy the show while it lasts, because it won’t be going on for too long. Pizzolatto said he “can’t imagine” the show going on for more than three seasons:

“Every season, I’m essentially creating a brand new TV show and it can’t have any growing pains, like a regular first season. If it works, it has to work right out of the box and that’s incredibly exhausting. I mean the job’s exhausting to begin with, but it’s doubly exhausting, and I’m writing every episode. So I can’t imagine I would do this more than 3 years,” says Pizzolatto, who adds he would like to work on a “regular TV show” and does not rule out writing more novels in the future. But this was sort of how I shoe-horned my way in, so I’ll be sticking with it for a while.”

[The Globe and Mail, Toronto]

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