When you have a show that’s really special, and groundbreaking in a way, it’s hard to do another season, especially if its with another cast of characters. This is what has happened with True Detective. The first season was riveting, and delivered powerful performances by all involved. With Season 02, the cast, location, and pretty much everything else changed. And the result? Mixed to say the least.
All that aside, it appears that HBO is more than up for a third season of the show, even going so far as to note that the writer behind the two seasons would get the go ahead the moment he asks for a third season:
“I think Nic Pizzolatto is one of the best writers working in television today,” Lombardo told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour. “Much like all of our shows, I didn’t believe this season or the last season was intended for as big an audience as we were getting. We’re getting 12 million viewers an episode. I’m enormously proud of it. If he wanted to do another season, I’ve told him our door is always open. I’d love to do another season with him. I think he’s a spectacular writer.”
But will it? Time will tell.