Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of HBO’s “True Detective,” isn’t involved in the current fourth season of the series “True Detective: Night Country” beyond an executive-producer credit.

Nonetheless, he’s not keeping his opinions to himself regarding the new season so far. Several screenshots of comments apparently made on Instagram have gone up at Reddit and the tone is somewhat icy.

Responding to a fan complaint about the current season, he says: “I certainly did not have any input on this story or anything else. Can’t blame me”. Pizzolatto had no writing or directing responsibilities on the new season whereas he was heavily involved in the first three seasons.

Following that up with a response to the ridiculous rumor that the father of Matthew McConaughey’s character Rust Cohle from the first season shows up as a ghost, he says: “Matthew doesn’t show up, nor would he.”

Filmmaker Issa Lopez both wrote and directed the new Alaskan-set six-episode season starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. Lopez has offered a more diplomatic and classy response to the remarks in an interview with Vulture, saying:

“I believe that every storyteller has a very specific, peculiar, and unique relation to the stories they create, and whatever his reactions are, he’s entitled to them. That’s his prerogative.

I wrote this with profound love for the work he made and love for the people that loved it. And it is a reinvention, and it is different, and it’s done with the idea of sitting down around the fire, and [let’s] have some fun and have some feelings and have some thoughts. And anybody that wants to join is welcome.”

To date the new season has pulled in 93% and 67% with critics and audiences respectively on Rotten Tomatoes – the highest numbers for the show since the first season. Its fourth episode premieres this Sunday.

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