We had learned just about one year ago that “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto was set to reunite with season one star Matthew McConaughey for a new series titled “Redeemer” for FX, but a lot has changed on that front in the past year. THR reports this week that McConaughey dropped out of the project and now Pizzolatto’s deal with FX is being cut short.
The site reports, “Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that FX and Fox 21/Touchstone Television are negotiating with the True Detective creator on an exit package that would end his first-look deal with the two Disney-owned brands. The decision, per sources, comes as Pizzolatto has two years remaining on the deal that he signed last year.”
“McConaughey dropped out of Redeemer, sources say, and without the actor involved, FX is no longer moving forward with the series and no longer needed to keep Pizzolatto under a deal of his own tied to the show,” THR’s report continues.
“Redeemer” was created by Pizzolatto and based on Patrick Coleman’s novel The Churchgoer.
The series, which looked to be cut from the same cloth as “True Detective” season one, would’ve starred McConaughey as “a minister-turned-dissolute security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption-steeped criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit.”