'True Detective' Could Still Return for Season 3, HBO President Says


There’s a chance True Detective could be coming back.

HBO’s anthology crime drama debuted in the summer 2014 with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles, and was a critical hit. Its subsequent sophomore season, which starred Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams, was less revered by critics.

HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys addressed the future of True Detective during Saturday’s summer Television Critics Association press tour session.

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“It's not dead,” Bloys told reporters. “I talked to [creator] Nic [Pizzolato] about it. Both Nic and HBO were hoping for a third season. I don’t think Nic has a take.”

“He’s working on some other projects,” he continued. “We’re open to someone else writing it and Nic [overseeing] it."

Bloys emphasized that True Detective remains on HBO’s slate -- at least for now.

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"[It’s] not dead but I don’t think we have the right take for a third season yet,” he maintained.

McConaughey and Harrelson’s season of True Detective earned four Golden Globe nominations and won five Emmys.