Pizzolatto is a big fan of Milch and, like so many younger writers, he was influenced by the work of the NYPD Blue co-creator.
Sources cautioned that Milch and Pizzolatto's collaboration is in the very early stages.
Don't put dirt on the grave of "True Detective" just yet, because the critically acclaimed and deeply inconsistent crime anthology series might have a little life left in it.
Pizzolatto, who created the show and has written every episode so far (sharing co-writing credit with Scott Lasser for two episodes in Season 2), has reportedly finished the first two scripts for a prospective third season.
Though nothing is confirmed, this is promising news for fans, as HBO previously said Pizzolatto would be working on other projects (like an upcoming series with Robert Downey, Jr.) rather than True Detective.
"We're open to someone else writing it with Nic supervising it; it's a really valuable franchise for us", said Bloys, noting the show's average viewership of 11 million viewers. The showrunner wrote the previous two seasons on his own-an approach Season 2 star Vince Vaughn called "insane". Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starred in the first season, while Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell starred in the second season. But on Monday, we learned that season three does appear to be in the cards, and Nic Pizzolatto will some help in putting the show together. "I think it's fair to say I don't think Nic has a take". The important thing right now is that a third season hasn't been completely tossed and forgotten.
Milch coming on board would mark a return to HBO for the creator of the cabler's "Deadwood", "John From Cincinnati", and "Luck".