cary fukunaga true detective season 2 gi Cary Fukunaga won't direct 'True Detective' Season 2Just like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, director Cary Fukunaga won’t be returning to “True Detective” for Season 2. The “Sin Nombre” and “Jane Eyre” director helmed all eight episodes of “True Detective” Season 1, but he’ll be moving on to a new TV show next.

Deadline reports Fukunaga will at least return as executive producer again for “True Detective’s” sophomore season. Creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto is also returning to write Season 2. 

Fukunaga’s directorial style has been a large part of what’s made “True Detective” such a fast hit. For instance, his 6-minute long shot in episode 4 “Who Goes There?” had viewers talking for days. Here’s hoping that whoever HBO taps to direct Season 2 has the same sort of distinctive and impressive visual style.

Fukunaga isn’t done with television, though. He sold a six-figure pitch to FOX for a drama “set in a contemporary wartime context.” He will act as director on this untitled series as well, and Nicole Riegel will write it.

“True Detective” only has two episodes left to air in Season 1. The show airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz