True Detective season 2 will offer up 'uncanny reality'

With HBO's True Detective, we know very little until we know it all. The show and its creators have done a marvelous job of shrouding the show in mystery, seeding tidbits of info as they wish. Season one of the show was wrought with occult mysticism and dangerously taboo storylines. Season two won't have such narratives, but it promises to be intriguing nonetheless. A recent teaser for season two of True Detective gave us a look at the actors involved, and now we know more about what they won't be up to.

Early on in the process, show creator Nic Pizzolatto said he'd concentrate on "bad men, hard women and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system".

Since then, Pizzolatto has pivoted, and is instead bringing "disconcerting psychology" to season two, putting characters in a world with "other kinds of uncanny reality with which to contend."

Season one and two are contained instances, it seems. In a Q&A posted on Medium, Pizzolatto said "There's no relationship between the stories or characters, which was the result of fully committing to something new, but I do think that the seasons have a deep, close bond in sensibility and vision, a similar soul, though this is a more complex world and field of characters".

Considering what we can extrapolate from the teaser, it doesn't seem as if Pizzolatto has gone away from his original vision altogether.

Source: Medium