The series “True Detective” has recently concluded on HBO Networks, and the Emmy universe is abuzz with the performances of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The latter actor has spent the past year basking in the glow of accolades from critics, ranging from his southern convict persona in “Mud” to his portrayal of a gay man dying of AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club”.
The crime series (based on the fictional events of a serial killer in the Southern Louisiana Bayou)ended its eight episode run on 03/09/2014. The buddy cop drama diverts from a traditional formula, with McConaughey’s monologues intertwining existentialist philosophy with cold criminal profiling. Harrelson plays off this darkness with his own earnest and devil-may-care attitude, while his home life progressively meanders into darkness as well. Audiences have had a positive responses in the form of record ratings, with 11 million viewers over the two month run.
The writer, Nic Pizzolatto, has already noted there’s no sequel in the works. A second series based on different characters is a sure thing to be picked up by HBO. A slight critique of the series was its exclusion of female characters, so the new incarnation is likely to focus or at least co-star a woman. Pizzolatto is also a novelist, publishing the book Galveston in 2010.