Robert Downey Jr to team up with True Detective creator for HBO drama

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr is reportedly teaming up with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for a drama on HBO. Pizzolatto is on board to pen the script, while the 51-year-old Iron Man actor will star in the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Details about the project are being kept under wraps and it’s unclear if there are any official deals as of yet. Sources say the project may be based on Downey’s long-gestating Perry Mason reboot, which rather than a Warner Bros Pictures feature is now being eyed for the small screen.

The actor’s wife and producing partner, Susan Downey of Team Downey, will apparently executive produce the drama with him. HBO declined to comment. For Downey, if the deal is struck, it would mark his return to the small screen following his role on Fox’s Ally McBeal.

Earlier, Robert Downey Jr welcomed his on-screen enemy Tom Hiddleston to Instagram with a cropped photo of the latter actor in a vest captioned I (heart) T.S. In the original non-cropped version of the picture, which was clicked by a paparazzi, Tom Hiddleston was spotted with his lover Taylor Swift near a beach thereby the initial T.S obviously indicated the acronyms of the singer.

Like a good friend Robert Downey Jr welcomed his co-star to Instagram but like a sly best friend he naughtily poked fun of Tom Hiddleston for wearing a shirt that also indicates the acronyms of Tony Stark, the Iron Man of Marvel comics. He captioned his photograph in a manner that would make Tony Stark proud.