The future of True Detective stood as the series' biggest mystery. Would it actually return? Well, according to HBO, the answer is: most definitely.
“It’s not dead,” HBO head of programming Casey Bloys revealed at a Television Critics Association panel on Saturday. “We are hoping for a third season. It’s a very valuable franchise for us."
Bloys says that, because Pizzolatto is working steadily on other projects, a third season will likely be written by a newcomer, with Pizzolatto supervising. There's currently no movement on this imagined-yet-inevitable chapter. “I’m not sure we have the right take for a third season yet," Bloys clarified.
Earlier this summer, Matthew McConaughey teased the possibility of returning to the show. “I miss Rust Cohle, man,” McConaughey told DirecTV’s Rich Eisen Show. “I miss watching him on Sunday nights.” Cue your "time is a flat circle" joke.