Matthew McConaughey Game For True Detective Season 3 – Providing The Script Is Up To Snuff


Last we reported on True Detective, the resounding message coming out of HBO stressed that Nic Pizzolatto’s brooding crime saga is currently dormant, not dead. That was more than six months ago, and it seems even now, as we stand on the brink of 2017, the song remains the same: HBO’s series is on an indefinite hiatus following a largely forgettable second season.

Adhering to the anthology format, True Detective season 2 drafted in an entirely new cast for a story that at once expanded the scope of its forebear and, ultimately, failed to retain that intense, arresting sense of drama. It proved a disappointing waste of talent, too, with those involved pointing the finger of blame toward a rushed, half-baked script, not to mention HBO’s general handling of an accelerated production timeline.

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Where does True Detective go from here? The jury’s still out on that one, but there are those who maintain that in order to future-proof HBO’s procedural, one must look to the past – i.e. lock down Matthew McConaughey and/or Woody Harrelson for another season. The former has already entertained the notion of returning in the past and here, McConaughey confirmed that he’s game for more True Detective, providing it’s for a story worth telling.

Referencing a previous interview with the Oscar-winner, Rich Eisen asked whether there has been any update on the possibility of Rust Cohle returning to HBO, to which McConaughey replied:

“No. But you know that conversation you and I had caught wings, because I hear that all the time now. ‘So, you say [HBO] is going do season 3, when’s it coming?’ That ball has not advanced at all. I’ve talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto, who is taking a little break from [True Detective]. But again, if that thing was written well, and it came up again, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.”

The future of True Detective is still clouded in uncertainty but at the very least, fans can take solace in the fact that McConaughey remains open to the possibility of reprising as Rust Cohle.