Nic Pizzolatto

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An award-winning novelist and short-story writer, he is the author of the collection 'Between Here and the Yellow Sea' and the novel 'Galveston.' He is originally from Southwest Louisiana, and taught literature at several universities, including the University of Chicago, before going into screenwriting in 2010. His fiction has been translated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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The Guilty Writer
The Killing Writer


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  Ghost Army (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2021 The Guilty (screenplay by)
  True Detective (TV Series) (written by - 24 episodes, 2014 - 2019) (created by - 17 episodes, 2014 - 2019) (creator - 7 episodes, 2014)
- Now Am Found (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Final Country (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Hunters in the Dark (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2018 Galveston (based upon the novel by) / (written by - as Jim Hammett)
 2016 The Magnificent Seven (screenplay)
 2011 The Killing (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Orpheus Descending (2011) ... (written by)
- What You Have Left (2011) ... (written by)
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 2021 The Guilty (executive producer)
 2014-2019 True Detective (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- Now Am Found (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The Final Country (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Hunters in the Dark (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
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 2019 True Detective (TV Series) (2 episodes)
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 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
- Who Goes There (2014) ... Bartender
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 2019 Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series)
- Drama Showrunner (2019) ... Self
 2017 Cinéma by... Albert Dupontel (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 2013 Making True Detective (TV Short documentary)
Self - Executive Producer / Writer

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Jim Hammett


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Pizzolatto, Sheila Sierra | Pizzolatto, Jr., Nick

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The public fascination with serial killers has almost turned them into comic-book villains, and I wanted a killer whose story was not so complicated that unraveling it was going to take up our all of our time. The more simple and solid your plot is, the more free you are to explore ways of telling that haven't been tried yet. See more »


His favorite writers include William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Alice Munro, Stephen King, Emil Cioran and Raymond Chandler. See more »

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