Matthew McConaughey recently stopped by DirectTV’s Rich Eisen Show where he revealed he misses playing the Louisiana State Homicide Unit detective. The actor even admitted that he would be interested in getting back into the detective’s shoes.
“It would have to be the right context, the right way,” said McConaughey on DirectTV’s Rich Eisen Show as reported by Vanity Fair. “That thing— when I read [the original script] I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I’m in.”
In fact, McConaughey is so interested in reprising his role as Detective Cohle, he even reached out to showrunner Nic Pizzolatto to talk about the possibility of having Cohle return.
“I was a happy man when I made [True Detective] for six months because I was on my own island,” said McConaughey of his time spent on the series. “Luckily, my wife put up with me.”
We’re sure McConaughey isn’t the only one who would like to see the return of Detective Cohle. The first season of True Detective, which also starred Woody Harrelson, amassed quite the viewership during its time on air. The drop in viewers who just weren’t interested in season two, which starred Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn, and Colin Farrell, is a big reason as to why the series is currently in limbo.
We guess we’ll just have to wait and see if series creator Nic Pizzolatto grants Matthew McConaughey his wish and writes him in to any future True Detective seasons he chooses to take on!