The future looks grim for HBO’s True Detective.
Vulture reports that fans of the crime drama shouldn’t hold their breath when it comes to waiting for a third season of the series. Meanwhile, a new Hollywood Reporter piece pegged around HBO programming head Casey Bloys also cautions fans that a third season of the gritty anthology series is highly unlikely.
Even so, the bad news shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to fans— especially considering that True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has been very open about not wanting to continue with the anthology series past three seasons. The showrunner told reporters in attendance at Banff World Media back in 2014 that he didn’t foresee doing more than three rounds of the hit drama.
“The job is exhausting to begin with, but it’s doubly exhausting when I’m writing every episode,” said Pizollatto according to Vulture. “I can’t imagine I would do this more than three years.”
True Detective’s time may have come to a close, but the good news is, there’s a bit of a silver lining in all of this for fans of Pizzolatto’s work. Just last year, the showrunner signed an exclusive deal with HBO which ties Pizzolatto to the premium cable network through 2018. That means there’s a very good possibility we may see another one of Pizzolatto’s series come to fruition on HBO before his contract is up.
Considering how much we enjoyed True Detective, his new project can’t come soon enough!