‘True Detective’ Creator Nic Pizzolatto Signs Overall Deal With HBO Through 2018

Multiple projects are under consideration, including future seasons of “True Detective”

Nic Pizzolatto
CENTURY CITY, CA – FEBRUARY 14: Writer Nic Pizzolatto poses with the Best Drama Series and New Series awards for 'True Detective' at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 14, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WGAw)

Nic Pizzolatto has signed a multi-year overall deal with HBO, the network announced Tuesday.

The “True Detective” creator’s deal extends through 2018, with new projects currently under consideration by the network, including possible future seasons of the anthology drama “True Detective.”

“I am thrilled to continue our relationship with Nic, as he is one of the most exceptionally talented writers and producers working today,” Lombardo said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing where his unique creative vision will take us next.”

Despite negative reviews for its second season starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, “True Detective” continued to be one of HBO’s most popular dramas, averaging 11 million viewers across the season.

Pizzolatto had a hand in writing MGM’s forthcoming “The Magnificent Seven,” to star Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. He’s also authored the short story collection “Between Here and the Yellow Sea’ and the novel “Galveston.”