Matthew McConaughey is joining forces — again — with "True Detective" creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto for a potential new TV series on FX.
Screenwriters Choice Awards winner Pizzolatto will write the new series "Redeemer," which has a script-to-series order from FX and is slated to star McConaughey, according to Variety. The two are also executive producers on the project.
Pizzolatto has signed an overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, which is set produce the show, according to the Hollywood news outlet. McConaughey has signed a first-look deal with FX Productions, Variety reports.
"Redeemer" is inspired by Patrick Coleman’s debut novel, "The Churchgoer." The novel tells the story of a former youth minister who abandoned his family and faith and works as a security guard. He is taken down a dark path when he searches for a missing woman in Texas.
"I don’t think there are a lot of writers in town right now who are writing with Nic’s force and emotion. It’s why we’re beyond excited about Nic’s project with Matthew, which is a big priority for both companies," Fox 21 Television Studio president Bert Salke said in an interview with Variety.
This would be McConaughey’s second regular TV role after "True Detective"; he starred in the first season of that HBO show. Currently, you can catch McConaughey in Guy Ritchie's big-screen crime caper "The Gentlemen."
University of Texas professor McConaughey isn’t the only one with local ties. Pizzolatto lived in Austin for a few years, where he worked as a bartender, according to the Hollywood Reporter.