True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga has spoken about difficulties working on the acclaimed HBO series, of which he directed all eight episodes of the first season.
“The show was presented to me in the way we pitched it around town – as an independent film made into television,” the director told The Hollywood Reporter.
“The writer and director are a team. Over the course of the project, Nic [Pizzolatto, writer/creator] kept positioning himself as if he was my boss and I was like, ‘But you’re not my boss. We’re partners. We collaborate.’ By the time they got to postproduction, people like [former programming president] Michael Lombardo were giving Nic more power. It was disheartening because it didn’t feel like the partnership was fair.”