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‘True Detective’ Creator Nic Pizzolatto Re-Ups With HBO for 2 More Years

With this new overall deal, a Season 2 renewal for the crime drama is likely

“True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto has extended his partnership with HBO.

The writer-producer just signed a new two-year overall deal with the network, a network representative told TheWrap.

The agreement arrives on the heels of “True Detective’s” successful run on the premium cable channel. On top of being critically acclaimed, the crime drama’s Jan. 12 debut was HBO’s highest rated series premiere since 2010.

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The new agreement suggests HBO’s Season 2 renewal for the series is forthcoming, plus it will get the first look at any new projects from Pizzolatto.

In April 2012, HBO picked up “True Detective” with an eight-episode order. Pizzolatto wrote all the episodes, with Cary Joji Fukunaga directing each as well as serving as an executive producer. Pizzolatto is also the showrunner.

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Season 1 stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as homicide detectives hunting for a serial killer across 17 years. It also stars Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles.

Before signing on with HBO two years ago,¬†Pizzolatto was a staff writer for AMC’s “The Killing.” The author of two books, he taught fiction and literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Chicago, and DePauw University.

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