Published Sep 01, 2015While the first season of HBO's True Detective was a perfect balance of overwrought dialogue and dark storytelling, its follow-up was a downright disaster. Confusing, boring, enraging and hammy, it never delivered on any of its promise. To quote Vince Vaughn's own dialogue from the show, it gave us blue balls but of the heart. Having season two of True Detective on your resume is not exactly the best look, so it's understandable that creator Cary Fukunaga is now distancing himself from the show.
In a new interview with Variety, Fukunaga made it very clear that he was only involved in the first season of the show. "The whole pitch was that in a true anthology, we want to sit it on a shelf, and every season we have a new feature director and make this wonderful miniseries," he said. "I was going to be the first one. And I'd be there to shepherd as much as I could the following seasons. My departure was always planned."
Still desperate for us to believe him, he reiterated his point. "I really wasn't involved.... My involvement in the second season was as much or as little as they needed me. It turns out they didn't need me."
Fukunawa's next project is Beasts of No Nation, which hits Netflix on October 16.