Robert Downey Jr & True Detective Creator Are Teaming Up For A HBO Drama

​​The Hollywood exodus continues

It's easy to forget that Robert Downey Jr. had a successful (albeit short-lived) career as a TV actor.

He's just way too Hollywood. A larger-than-life character who requires as much screen space as possible. A man whose mere presence pangs for overpriced popcorn.

But look: here he is in a 2001 episode of Ally McBeal, crooning along with Sting for some reason.

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He won an Academy Award for that.

So needless to say, we're excited by the news that Downey Jr. is set to team up with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for a new HBO drama.

According to Variety, the Iron Man actor will both star in and executive produce the new series, which he has been trying to spearhead for years.

The Hollywood exodus continues, as big stars arrive fashionably late for the prime-time party. Who's next?

What do you think?

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