After the second season of True Detective aired—of which, it was nearly impossible to miss given the deafening buzz of the first season—it became glaringly clear that a lot was missing. Director Cary Fukunaga and the first season’s cast–Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles–transformed a script into a thriller crime-show that left fans grasping for clues and theories in between the weekly episodes on HBO. The second season, starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Vince Vaughn—to name a few—came and went, comparatively, with little conversation around it. The third season, however, which has yet to be announced, could make True Detective a trending social media topic once again though, because McConaughey has revealed that he is down for an encore performance.
“If that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second,” he said on The Rich Eisen Show this past Friday, giving fans fodder to restart the once-inescapable meme #TrueDetectiveSeason3, where fans put forth their own theories and wishes for the show’s next stars.
Before you go photoshopping your own entry, however, know that, while McConaughey is willing to do another season, it doesn’t mean we’ll get to see his followup to Detective Rustin “Rust” Cohle any time soon. “That ball’s not advanced at all,” he added. “I’ve talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto, who’s taking a little break from it.”
How long exactly we’ll have to wait? Well, Rust Cohle has his own answer for that: “Time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.”