“True Detective” season 2 was a disappointment. There’s no other way around that. While we do there were some redeeming qualities to the series including performances from both Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams, there was only so much they could do to compensate for a story that was flimsy and self-serious.
Do we think that this is a franchise that could be redeemed? Absolutely, mostly because there have been so many other shows out there that have made great creative comebacks. Even legendary shows like “The Good Wife” had their bad stretches. What makes this show a little bit different is that it’s not one with a continuous story. It’s an anthology, and in theory you would think that this would increase its renewal odds given that it is so easy to just move away from one concept and jump onto a new one.
However, it still doesn’t look like HBO may be that interested in another season of the show. Michael Lombardo recently stepped down as programming head, and is being replaced by the network’s comedy head in Casey Bloys. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the odds of “True Detective” continuing in its current form are unlikely. However, they may continue to work on something new with creator Nic Pizzolatto. This network is a development giant, with them constantly working on many projects, hoping that many of them will stick. There’s no guarantee any new project will therefore make it on the air, either.
As soon as we do have some other news on the future of the series, you better believe we’ll have it for you here.
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