Writing Realistic Characters | True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto


“One of the interesting dichotomies between the two men (Rust and Marty) is that the one man has literally nothing governing him, and yet he keeps himself rigidly self-governed. And the one that has family and should be more governed, uses that as an excuse to go un-governed.”

Nic Pizzolatto, the creator and screenwriter of True Detective, describes how he got into screenwriting and the process of writing the award-winning HBO series. Behind the Curtain and Pizzolatto break down his creative mindset while crafting True Detective‘s multi-dimensional, flawed, yet iconic characters Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Harrelson).



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