It may have taken a rather long time — think almost two years from the end of season 2 — but it appears as though True Detective season 3 may be closer to a sure thing than it was previously.
According to a new report coming out now courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, original show creator Nic Pizzolatto is now working on scripts for the first two episodes of a potential new season. Not only that, but Deadwood executive producer David Milch is coming on in some capacity. If this is not a recipe for success in some way, what is? This is tremendously exciting news on our front, since this means effectively that we’re going to have a shot to see two very brilliant TV minds in the same space.
True Detective season 3’s taken some time to gestate, but it needed it given that season 2 was too psychological and not enough substance. There were good performances, but they suffered underneath a weighty story that tried to be many things, but didn’t succeed with many of them. A third season should strive for a simplified story and a slightly lighter tone — or, at the very least, one that doesn’t feel like a funeral dirge the entire time. The success of the first season, which was well-received critically and raised the profile further for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, was a good enough reason on its own to want to bring the show back for another season.
Now that we’ve got the news on the scripts being written, the next question remains precisely when it is going to premiere. You probably shouldn’t be in any hurry, let’s just put it that way. If the scripts are done by the summer, the earliest we see filming happening is the fall. Maybe you could see True Detective season 3 in the spring of 2018, but that may even be a generous estimate. It’s just as possible that HBO could end up holding the show until fall. They also have next year the second season of Westworld and the final season of Game of Thrones.
Also on tap for the network potentially is another season of The Night Of, another critically-acclaimed series with a devoted following.
Are you interested in a True Detective season 3, or do you feel like the show has to win you back over after season 2’s many miscues? Share in the comments! (Photo: HBO.)