After news of cancellation of HBO?s out-of-the-ordinary detective drama, True Detective, there is still hope for a Season 3 as Matthew McConaughey, who starred in the first season, is totally down for a third run. ?
After the second season failed to live up to the first season?s exceptional performance, there has been speculation that a third season is unlikely to happen. While fans were ready to let go of the detective franchise, one person is still not quite ready to move on.
Matthew McConaughey, who played the pessimist insomniac, but highly effective detective, Rustin Cohle in season 1, said in an interview with Rich Eisen, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, that he is willing to return to the series. ?I miss Rust Cohle, man,? he mused. ?I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching True Detective on Sunday nights? I was a happy man when we made that for six months, because I was on my own island.? The role of Rust Cohle earned him an Emmy nomination for Best Actor.
He also shared to Eisen that he has been talking with creator Nic Pizzolatto about a possible third season. ?It would have to be the right context, the right way,? he said. ?That thing?when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I?m in.?
McConaughey also revealed that he was first approached for the role of Rust?s partner, Marty, who was played by Woody Harrelson. But when he read the script for Cohle, he knew he just had to play the part.
The second season starred Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, who teamed up on a high-profile case, while Vince Vaughn played a gangster businessman. Unfortunately, season 2 was not nearly as well received and even emerged as 2015?s ?most passionately disliked show? as Rolling Stone writes. The murder of Caspere, the writing, directing, and acting didn?t quite add up. The characters and their storylines were far too complicated to swallow in just eight 50-minute episodes, top it all off with a case that already seems unsolvable right off the bat. The viewers were as frustrated as the characters in the show and that?s just the reason why a third season is unlikely.
But there is still hope as we may possibly see the much-loved Rust Cohle and Marty Hart tandem again. McConaughey and Harrelson?s performances in the first season definitely need an encore.