It has now been roughly a year since “True Detective” aired on HBO, but we know that there are many people out there still curious as to whether or not this franchise is truly done. We’ve argued that the best thing for the show may be to take some time away (take way people forget about how disappointing the second season was), and then come back down the road with a new story that feels a little looser than the first two tightly-wound stories.
While at TCA’s Summer Press Tour this morning, the network’s programming head Casey Bloys insisted that there could be more of the series down the road. However, he made it clear (per Entertainment Weekly) that showrunner / creator Nic Pizzolatto may not be the one writing it:
“It is not dead. I talked to Nic about it and both Nic and HBO are open to another season. I don’t think Nic has a take and he’s working on some other projects. We’re open to somebody else writing it and Nic supervising it. It’s a valuable franchise, it’s not dead, we just don’t have a take for a third season yet.”
Pizzolatto has a development deal with the network, so it is possible that he could have another show down the road for them. We could see “True Detective” becoming a franchise where a different writer comes in every season offering up their own take. So long as we’re seeing something creative, it is going to be fairly hard to have us upset in the end.
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