TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2: FAST FIVE Helmer Justin Lin in Talks to Direct the First Two Episodes

     September 5, 2014


Look, I’m still optimistic about True Detective Season 2.  I like Vince Vaughn and think he’s due for his own version of the McConaissance and this might be the gig to do that for him.  I think series creator Nic Pizzolatto is a truly interesting voice.  I also like the idea of Colin Farrell joining the cast and can even see how Taylor Kitsch is a diamond in the rough (that rough consisting of several bad movies that he was at least pretty good in).  And the rumors about this year’s plot seem strong to me.

I don’t even dislike Justin Lin (in fact, I loved Fast Five), but what sort of unnerves me as a fan is the fact that there will be multiple directors.  While we all know that this has been the plan for a while, something about seeng it start to come together has me rattled.  Hit the jump for more on Justin Lin directing part of True Detective Season 2.

Fast 5Per THR, Lin is in early talks:

Justin Lin, who rejuvenated the creaky Fast & Furious series into a high-octane premium franchise, is in talks to direct two episodes of HBO’s critically acclaimed anthology series.

The talks are characterized by insiders as being in the early stages with many details, including budgets and vision, still needing to be worked out.

This is all fine, and I like the bit about them taking time to work out the vision.  But as this news breaks, and again I’m not going after Lin here, I’m reminded of just how much I loved the first season and how much of that was due to the singular direction of Cary Fukunaga.  Having one visionary direct all eight episodes made it one of the most consistent seasons of television I’ve ever seen.  Maybe I’ll just have to love this upcoming year in different ways than I loved the last.

True Detective Season 2 Director Justin Lin