This time in 2015, True Detective was on the year-end lists that no television program wants to be on: the Worst TV Shows. It was a stunning fall for the HBO anthology series that was considered one of the medium’s best in 2014 (it finished in second place in our poll, behind Fargo). After all that turmoil, there’s no guarantee True Detective will return for season three — HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said, “It is not dead, but there’s no take on a third season yet” — but if it does, someone should give Rust Cohle a call.
“I hear that all the time now,” said Matthew McConaughey when asked on Friday’s The Rich Eisen Show about previous comments he’s made. “‘You said you were going to do season three. When is it coming?’… [The] ball’s not advanced at all. I’ve talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto who’s taking a little break from it.” He added, “If that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. Oh, I’m open to it for sure.”
It seems unlikely that, were True Detective to return after a mini-Curb Your Enthusiasm-like break, McConaughey would reprise his role as the cigarette-smoking, philosophy-spewing Rust Cohle. He would play an entirely new character, like what Sarah Paulson does on American Horror Story. This time around, he makes Beer Can Men out of Wild Turkey bottles. It’s much harder.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)