It appears that True Detective might be renewed by HBO for a third season after all. This weekend at HBO’s Television Critics Association press day, the company’s new programming chief Casey Bloys announced that a third season was still very much on the cards, adding “It is not dead, but there’s no take on a third season yet.”

The show’s first season, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as cops trying to shine light on a mysterious, occult killing, turned into a worldwide sensation.

Be that as it may, season two, which lacked the magic touch of Season One’s gifted director Cary Fukunaga, was considered to be a major step down and put the series’ future in question. The story moved to Los Angeles and featured Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams.

“We are hoping for a third season. It’s a very valuable franchise for us,” Bloys continued before mentioning how creator Nic Pizzolatto would most likely be supervising a potential Season 3 with someone else taking over the scripting duties.


Recently, Season 1 star Matthew McConaughey showed interest in returning as his character Rust Cohle. “I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday evenings,” the on-screen character said before implying how he contacted Pizzolatto.

“It would need to be the right connection, the correct way,” McConaughey proceeded. “That thing—when I read [the original script] I knew in 20 minutes in the event that I can play this person, Rustin Cohle, I’m in.”