True Detective is the best show currently on TV, and part of the reason for that is director Cary Fukunaga, who helmed all eight episodes of the season. Hopefully, fans of True Detective have rushed out to check out his two excellent features Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, and they’ll look forward to his upcoming projects. His next projects is the African child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba, and he’s also attached to a two-film adaptation of Stephen King‘s It as well as an adaptation of Paul Kix‘s World War II book Noble Assassin. According to Deadline, Fukunaga will be adding another war story to his slate after preemptively selling an untitled pitch to fox. The only details about the project are that “it’s set in a contemporary wartime context” and will be written by Nicole Riegel.
Deadline also reports that Fukunaga will stay on with True Detective in an executive producer capacity. “Executive Producer” is an elastic term, and with so much else on Fukunaga’s plate, we don’t know how involved he’ll be in season two, but it’s good to know that he’s not departing the show entirely.