Nic Pizzolatto Teases Season Two of 'True Detective'
Over on Hitfix in an interview with Alan Sepinwall, True Detective showrunner Nic Pizzolatto talked extensively about last night’s True Detective finale, and in doing so, also offered up a few hints about what to expect in season two.
On the finale, a couple of things stood out for me, first and foremost this somewhat defensive defense of Rust Cohle’s philosophy on the series:
For people who thought Cohle’s philosophy was simply hogwash, be aware that you’re calling Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche hogwash. Just be aware of that. That is not, in fact, a college freshman stoned eating a pizza talking about life; that’s Arthur Schopenhauer’s thoughts on life.
Who’s to say that Schopenhauer wasn’t stoned eating pizza when he came up with those thoughts, huh?
I also liked this line from the interview because as someone who has honestly tried to penetrate The King in Yellow, I couldn’t agree more:
For instance, if someone needs a book to read along with season 1 of “True Detective,” I would recommend the King James Old Testament. I wouldn’t tell anyone to go buy Robert Chambers. It’s not that great a book.
It’s really not.
In what I consider more heartening news, Sepinwall also asked him about his plans for season two, and Pizzolatto suggested — at least to me — that season two won’t be as straightforward. On how the reaction to season one has informed his work on season two, Pizzolatto said:
It’s informed exactly one thing. It’s that I realize I need to keep being strange. Don’t play the next one straight.
As for the content in season two? He offered a little insight into that, as well:
Okay. This is really early, but I’ll tell you (it’s about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.
Secret occult history? Hard women? I am in.