Downey and “True Detective” Creator Collaborating On Secret Project
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. and Nick Pazzolitto, the creator of HBO’s True Detective, are collaborating on a secret project.
Downey will star in the project, which is to be written by Pazzolitto.
The network is officially keeping Mom on specifics, but rumours suggest that it could be a revival of the TV series, Perry Mason. Pazzolitto has an overall deal with HBO until 2018, so such a project would certainly keep him busy.
Based on the novels and short stories of Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason – concerning a top notch LA lawyer who never seemed to lose a case – first ran as a series on CBS from 1957 to 1968. Raymond Burr – who would later play the titular chief of detectives in TV’s A Man Called Ironside – portrayed Mason.
Downey, according to the article, has been interested in reviving Perry Mason for some time. In 2011, he tried to launch a feature film project at Warner Bros, but nothing ever materialised.
As for True Detective, there’s no sign of a third season at this time. However, Casey Bloys, new programming president at HBO, recently declared that the anthology series is “not dead.”
Season one starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two detectives hunting a serial killer in Louisiana, while Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams were among the stars of the second season’s interweaving tale of cops from three separate law enforcement agencies.