There has been speculation surrounding the future of HBO’s True Detective, especially since it’s been two years since the last episode aired and season two wasn’t quite up to the standards of its predecessor. However, there has been a whisper that writing has begun for its third season.
It has been reported that Emmy-winning writer/producer David Milch will be joining True Detectives creator Nic Pizzolatto, who has written the first two episodes of what could be a new season, to collaborate on further episodes of the anthology crime drama. Even season one star Matthew McConaughey has publicly admitted to being interested in returning to the show to reprise his role.
Being in the very early stages, the true extent to the Pizzolatto-Milch collaboration hasn’t been finalised or should we say made public as yet but Milch’s previous experience in creating intriguing crime drama precedes him with the likes of NYPD Blue and Deadwood. With any luck the pair could inject the life back into the series which started with so much promise with Woody Harrelson and McConaughey in the leading roles, subsequently earning it its well deserved critical acclaim.
In July 2016, HBO head of programming Casey Bloys commented on the future of the show “…both Nic and HBO are open to another season. I don’t think Nic has a take and he’s working on some other projects. We’re open to somebody else writing it and Nic supervising it. It’s a valuable franchise, it’s not dead, and we just don’t have a take for a third season yet.”
All this talk could very well be for nothing as HBO is yet to officially order more True Detective, they haven’t made any comments recently about its future with them and there certainly aren’t any finished scripts yet. Maybe they are waiting to see in what direction this partnership can come up with before fully committing to the show’s third season.