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Matthew McConaughey And True Detective Writer Nic Pizzolatto To Reunite For New Show

Matthew McConaughey And True Detective Writer Nic Pizzolatto To Reunite For New Show

Matthew McConaughey and True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto are to team up once again for a new series on FX.

The pair have been commissioned to create a script for a series that will be called Redeemer and is based on the debut novel by Patrick Coleman called 'The Churchgoer'.

The pair previously linked for the critically acclaimed first series of True Detective, in which McConaughey starred alongside Woody Harrelson.

This time around, McConaughey will play a former pastor who has given up his vocation to become a security guard.

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Nic Pizzolatto. Credit: PA
Nic Pizzolatto. Credit: PA

His search for a missing Texas woman will take him back to his past, and reveal a criminal conspiracy that - you'd have to imagine - goes way above his head and pay grade.

It's produced by Fox 21 and FX productions

Speaking about the new show, Pizzolatto said: "I'm very excited at the opportunity to work with Matthew again, and really grateful and thrilled to have the chance to create new shows for Fox 21 and FX,"

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If it's anything like True Detective, it looks as if the pair will enjoy more success with this latest project. True Detective received 12 Emmy nominations, winning five.

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McConaughey, Harrelson, and Pizzolatto were all recognised for their respective roles. Two further series have seen stars such as Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff feature as well.

True Detective has enjoyed three successful seasons. Credit: PA
True Detective has enjoyed three successful seasons. Credit: PA

Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke said: "From the moment we all saw True Detective, we've been dying to work with Nic,

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"The fact that we get to do this together with our FXP cousins is a best-case scenario. I don't think there are a lot of writers in town right now who are writing with Nic's force and emotion. It's why we're beyond excited about Nic's project with Matthew, which is a big priority for both companies."

Whilst Redeemer will be only the second time that McConaughey has featured in a major television series, that doesn't mean that he hasn't been a busy boy of late.

In fact, he can currently be spotted on the silver screen in Guy Ritchie's latest film, entitled The Gentlemen, which touched down in cinemas worldwide earlier this month.

You'll also remember that he picked up the Best Actor award at the Academy Awards in 2013 for Dallas Buyers Club.

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The guy's got chops, basically.

As for Pizzolatto, he's written things like The Guilty, which will star Jake Gyllenhaal and is to be produced by Nine Stories.

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