‘True Detective’ Season 3: Matthew McConaughey Negotiating Return

‘True Detective’ Season 3: Matthew McConaughey Negotiating Return
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For the fans of Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” season 3 would be as exciting as season 1 as the actor is reportedly negotiating for his return.


It can be recalled that the 46-year-old actor was part of the original run of the HBO crime drama TV series, but was replaced by Colin Farrell as the lead star in the second season.

Amid this scenario, though, there is a possibility he will make a comeback as Detective Rustin “Rust” Cohle should a third season will happen.

In an interview with “The Rich Eisen Show,” the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” actor revealed that he has already spoken to Nic Pizzolatto for him to reprise his role if ever the network decides to do “True Detective” season 3, Screen Crush reported.

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“Yeah, I would consider [going back]. I miss Rust Cohle, man,” he narrated. “I miss watching him on Sunday nights, I miss watching ‘True Detective’ on Sunday nights.”

“I was a happy man when I made that for six months, because I was on my own island,” the actor added. “Luckily my wife put up with me …But yeah, I would.”

McConaughey even continued by dishing some more details about his interest to come back for “True Detective” season 3, “I’ve talked to Nic about it. It would have to be the right context, the right way. That [script], when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I’m in.”

While the second season was reportedly not a big hit unlike its predecessor, an HBO official took the blame.

The network’s President of Programming Michael Lombardo talked about the failure of the show’s second season with The Frame.

“I’ll tell you something,” the executive said. “Our biggest failures — and I don’t know if I would consider ‘True Detective 2’ — but when we tell somebody to hit an air date as opposed to allowing the writing to find its own natural resting place, when it’s ready, when it’s baked — we’ve failed.”

“And I think in this particular case, the first season of ‘True Detective’ was something that Nic Pizzolatto had been thinking about, gestating, for a long period of time,” he added. “He’s a soulful writer. I think what we did was go, ‘Great.’ And I take the blame.”

With McConaughey being vocal about his interest to be part of “True Detective” season 3, do you think HBO will eventually decide to air it?

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