Cary Fukunaga was a Student Academy Award winner and the director of the acclaimed indie “Sin Nombre
” by the time he landed the gig to direct the first season of “True Detective
,” but it was the HBO crime drama that made the filmmaker a household name. Fukunaga won a directing Emmy for his work on the series, but he did not return for the show’s second (or third) season. Both Fukunaga and “True Detective
” creator-writer Nic Pizzolatto
have been honest about set tension between them in the past. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter
, Fukunaga was more blunt than ever while discussing how working on “True Detective
” became a “disheartening” experience.
“The show was presented to me in the way we pitched it around town — as an independent film made into television,” Fukunaga. “The writer and director are a team. Over the course of the project, Nic