HBO’s popular murder mystery show True Detective may one day return according to creator Nic Pizzolato.
The show exploded onto our screens back in 2014 and was one of the biggest commercial hits in recent years gaining a huge following. Its first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana detectives Rustin Cohle and Martin Hart was a great success and was warmly received by critics across the board.
It went on to win 4 Emmys at the 66th Emmy Awards with both McConaughey and Harrelson being nominated in the Best Actor category.
Because of season one’s critical acclaim there was an incredible amount of hype surrounding the second season, yet despite having another all star cast including Rachael McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell, the show did not live up the standard set by its predecessor. Ratings gradually fell over the course of the season and critics slammed the show for its poor story telling and convoluted plot and dialogue.
True Detective almost disappeared into obscurity following the disappointment of season 2, but fans always remained hopeful that it may one day return and be restored to its former glory.
Although there have been no official confirmation of a third season as of yet, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys has hinted that there may be more to come from the dark world of True Detective. When asked about the future of the show at a recent event Bloys stated that “Its not dead”, continuing “I’ve talked to Nic about it. I think both Nic and HBO are open to a third season”.
These sentiments were echoed in a recent interview with Matthew McConaughey who suggested he would be open to returning as Rustin Cohle at some point in the future. McConaughey stated: “I would return. It’d have to be in the right context and the right way. It’d need that spark like when I first read the scripts. When I read it, I knew after 20 minutes that I could play this guy and that I’m in.”