One of the joys of “True Detective” was that it was one of those series that was strictly honest. It was billed as an eight-episode event, and while there is going to be another season of it, it is not tied directly into the original. You had a chance to watch this show, and know at the very end of it that you were going to have some sort of conclusion that you could move forward from.
For Matthew McConaughey, it was especially important that the story of Rust Cohle had an end. As a matter of fact, he told Deadline that had the contract included options that bound him to HBO for a potential second or third season, he would’ve turned down the project. With that being said, he claimed that without this sort of contract hanging over him, he would like to come back at some point:
“I liked True Detective, the whole series and the experience of making it, so much that I’d be open to doing another one, now. At the time, I was looking at six months, and not beyond that.”
We feel like it is pretty unlikely that McConaughey is going to show up in season 2, mostly because the series needs to ensure that it is not just about him and crosses over to some other great talents and themes, as well. This way, it makes a potential return for him someday all the more rich. Granted, Matthew also for now has plenty of film offers out there following his Oscars win in “Dallas Buyers Club,” and we’ve also listed him as one of our six dream Emmy nominees in the Drama Series category.
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