True Detective Not Dead at HBO

With the show’s creator currently working on other projects, could the series return with a new voice?

The anthology series True Detective was a huge hit for HBO back when it debuted in 2014 with stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, but then faltered creatively and critically with a cluttered second season featuring Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. In fact, Season 2 may have signaled the end of the series, created by writer Nic Pizzolatto.

But today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) summer press tour HBO’s president of programming, Casey Bloys, noted “[True Detective] is not dead. I’ve talked to Nic [Pizzolatto] about it. I think both Nic and HBO are open to a third season.”

Bloys then added, “I think it’s safe to say Nic doesn’t have a take [right now],” noting he’s currently working on other projects.

Bloys mentioned that they could do another season with someone else writing it, explaining, “We’re open to someone else writing it and Nic supervising it. We’re open to other permutations.”

Bloys also brought up the big numbers the show brought in both seasons, saying, “It’s a really valuable franchise for us.”

He summed up with “It’s not dead, I just don’t think we have a take for a third season yet.”