Matthew McConaughey Returning To TV For New Drama Redeemer


by James White |
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Part of what came to be known as The McConaissance, with Matthew McConaughey's career kicking up a gear from rom-com territory to the likes of Dallas Buyers Club was his role in the much-praised first season of True Detective. He's hoping for similar success by re-uniting with Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for a new small screen drama, Redeemer.

Pizzolatto has a deal with US network FX and is working on an adaptation of Patrick Coleman’s debut novel The Churchgoer. It follows a former minister turned dissolute security guard (McConaughey), whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption and criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit.

McConaughey will also be an executive producer on the show, which has a script-to-series order, so if the writing passes muster, it'll head straight to screens. With the actor's attachment, we doubt there'll be much of an issue.

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