McConaughey May Return To “True Detective”

After a stellar run capping off with “True Detective” and “Interstellar,” actor Matthew McConaughey’s project choices haven’t fared as well in the past year or two. “Sea of Trees” was widely derided at Cannes and has struggled to get to release, anticipation for this week’s civil war drama “Free State Of Jones” is low, and he’s got two voice roles on the way in some smaller animated features.

We’ll get to really see him back in action with “The Dark Tower” which is currently shooting, but what comes after that? Turns out the actor is mulling a return to one of his best known roles – detective Rust Cohle in another season of “True Detectie”.

Appearing on The Rich Elsen Show (via EW), McConaughey was asked about the series and revealed that he’s talked to creator Nic Pizzolatto about potentially returning to the role at some point:

“It would have to be the right context, the right way. I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching ‘True Detective’ on Sunday nights. I was a happy man when we made that for six months… You’re actually getting better quality dramas on the small screen today than you ever have been. A lot better than the big screen sometimes.”

At last report Pizzolatto was intending to write a new show for HBO rather than another season of “True Detective,” but with the changing of the executive guard at HBO recently and the high-profile cancellation of the likes of “Vinyl,” where things stand is anybody’s guess at this point.