Today I met Nic Pizzolatto for a masterclass about his splendid show : True Detective ! (sorry in advance for my poor english…)
He told us a lot about the philosophy behind the show. It lasted an hour and a half so I could make a very long article about all he said to us … He told us that Matthew McConaughey accepted right away to play Cohle and that he’s the one who suggested his friend Harrelson to play Marty. Pizzolatto totally agreed with this choice.
The sentence “You’re nothing without me” said by Cohle to Marty actually refers to the lie they share but also to the fact that they are each other home. At the end of the TV show, they only have one another.
He also told us that Ledoux was suppose to be a monster but a realistic one so he pictured the most scary thing he could think about and a wild man coming out of the woods with a mask and a saw was pretty much the most scaring thing ever !
The show is not unreligious nor religious. The only thing the show is against is close-minded people and “not thinking”. Fanatism is what scare Pizzolatto the most.
He talked about Lousiana, litterature (one of his favorite author is Faulkner and it’s an honor for him to be compared to him), philosophy (he almost made us a course about Nietsche and “Life is a flat circle”) and season 2 !
About season 2, we learned that he’s aware of all the fuss around who will be the new actors but he’s writing for 3 main characters. He already has 3 actors in mind but refused to name them. The castings will start on June/August so we just have to wait … And the action will take place in California, places unknown ! Sounds promising, doesn’t it ?
Bonus : Pizzolatto is a surprising funny man ! He made many jokes in a very sarcastic tone. He was also very moved when a young man simply told him that this masterclass made him realize that we can see ourselves in each other eyes.