Redeemer: Matthew McConaughey, Nic Pizzolatto reunite for FX drama series
Deadline brings word that Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective creator) and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, The Gentlemen, True Detective) are reteaming for a new drama series titled Redeemer. FX has acquired the project with a script-to-series commitment, with McConaughey set to star.
Pizzolatto has signed an overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. McConaughey also closed a first-look production deal with FX Productions (all owned by Disney).
“We are thrilled to begin our creative partnership with Nic Pizzolatto and Matthew McConaughey on Redeemer, who are back together for the first time since the first season of HBO’s True Detective,” said FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier. “We’re also incredibly excited about our overall deal with Nic and look forward to developing new projects with him and our partners Fox 21 Television Studios, and we’re equally excited to be developing projects with Matthew through his first-look deal with FXP.”
Created by Pizzolatto and inspired by Patrick Coleman’s debut novel The Churchgoer, Redeemer stars McConaughey as a minister-turned-dissolute security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption-steeped criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit.
Pizzolatto and McConaughey will serve as executive producers for the series, which is produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions.
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