Robert Downey Jr is all set to return to television after 15 years. He will reportedly be teaming up with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, where he will be starring and producing the project. Variety reports that the project will not be a television film, rather will be a series. The plans have been undergoing at HBO since early as May.
Pizzolatto will be taking the series’ script on paper. Although, HBO has not confirmed about the project specifics and didn’t give any insight of what would it be like. According to the Rolling Stones, the series is based on Perry Mason reboot, which Warner Bros at the outset unveiled it as a feature film in 2011. Robert Downey Jr. wanted to bring Mason – a criminal defense lawyer on the big screen a few years back.
Moreover, the Iron Man star was planning a drama with Showtime in 2014, however, the plans never come to fruition.
In the meantime, HBO is thinking of to bring True Detective Season 3 in spite of how season 2 lost its momentum creatively. Earlier,IGN reported HBO’s president of programming,Casey Bloys, saying that “True Detective Series is not dead”. Pizzolatto was not actively into writing process for True Detective Season 3, though he talked to him about it.
“It’s not dead, I just don’t think we have a take for a third season yet.” said Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming.
Talking about the earlier statistics, Bloys added: “We’re open to someone else writing it and Nic supervising it. It’s a really valuable franchise for us.”
Well, this new project does not mark “the beginning” of Downey Jr. as a television actor. Earlier, he appeared on Ally McBeal, Sherlock Homes and was a part of Saturday Night Live in the mid-80s, as a cast member.
He will be joining the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming film, which is set to release on July 7, 2017.