Last month this website carried a story (here) that detailed the unlikelihood that True Detective would be coming back for a third series. The enigmatic, big, bold, pretentious and brilliant US series stormed onto our screens in 2014 and starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two tormented, mis-matched cops working in the deep, Deep South on a harrowing murder case. It was incredible stuff, and became much talked-about. If there’s one person that could save the show it’s McConaughey, and he’s come out and said something very interesting.
The Oscar-winning actor appeared on NFL chatshow, The Rich Eisen Show, to talk sports and his new movie, but the host asked him about True Detective and his experiences during filming. He then went onto ask if he’d ever go back…
Yeah, I would. I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights and I miss watching True Detective on a Sunday night. I was a happy man while we made that for six months, because I was on my own island. Luckily my wife put up with me, and she said I was pretty nice when I came home. But yeah, I would. I’ve talked to Nic about it, but it would have to be the right context, the right way. That thing, when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes that if I could play Rustin Cohle, I’m in.
Series two, starring Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell, didn’t live up to the first series, which led to a drop-off in ratings and critical acclaim, which, in turn, led to talk of the show being axed. But the news that McConaughey might consider coming back to the show could re-ignite interest again.
Here’s McConaughey’s full True Detective segment on the show, and it’s worth a watch.
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