True Detective: Night Country’s Issa López Responds to Nic Pizzolatto’s Criticism True Detective: Night Country’s Issa López Responds to Nic Pizzolatto’s Criticism
Issa López on Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective Criticism
Watch True Detective showrunner Issa López has responded to creator Nic Pizzolatto’s icy remarks about season 4 of the series, True Detective: Night Country.
Pizzolatto, who created the original True Detective, took to Instagram to distance himself from Night Country, calling its narrative connections to earlier iterations of the show “so stupid” and declaring, “I certainly did not have any input on this story or anything else. Can’t blame me.”
López, who wrote and directed all six episodes of Night Country, told Vulture that Pizzolatto is “entitled” to his opinion.
“I believe that every storyteller has a very specific, peculiar, and unique relation to the stories they create, and whatever his reactions are, he’s entitled to them. That’s his prerogative,” López said.
She added that she wrote Night Country “with profound love for the work he made and love for the people that loved it. And it is a reinvention, and it is different, and it’s done with the idea of sitting down around the fire, and [let’s] have some fun and have some feelings and have some thoughts. And anybody that wants to join is welcome.”
True Detective Season 1 Inspired Issa López’s Horror-Influenced Take on Night Country
In a recent interview with López, she spoke about how the supernatural elements of the first season of True Detective inspired her more horror-influenced take on Night Country.
“I was really drawn to the idea of a story that could explore the darkness that exists in all of us, and the ways in which that darkness can manifest in our lives,” López said. “I also wanted to create a story that was truly immersive and atmospheric, one that would transport the viewer to a world that is both familiar and strange.”
Pizzolatto’s Criticism of Night Country Has Been Met with Mixed Reactions
Pizzolatto’s criticism of Night Country has been met with mixed reactions from fans and critics.
Some have agreed with Pizzolatto, arguing that Night Country is a departure from the original True Detective and that it fails to capture the same tone and atmosphere.
Others have defended Night Country, arguing that it is a fresh and innovative take on the series and that it is unfair to compare it to the original.
Despite Pizzolatto’s Criticism, Night Country Has Been Well-Received by Critics
Despite Pizzolatto’s criticism, Night Country has been well-received by critics.
The show has a 93% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-rated season of True Detective.
Stream True Detective Season 1 and Night Country on HBO Max
Both True Detective season 1 and Night Country are available to stream on HBO Max.
If you’re a fan of the original True Detective, or if you’re looking for a new and exciting crime drama to watch, then I highly recommend checking out Night Country.
Watch True Detective Season 2 and Season 3
If you’re interested in watching the other seasons of True Detective, they are also available to stream on HBO Max.
Season 2 stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams, while season 3 stars Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff.