One year on since the second season of HBO’s “True Detective” came to a close, many have wondered if there will ever be a third installment of the anthology crime franchise.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association on Saturday, HBO head of programming Casey Bloys says: “It’s not dead. We are hoping for a third season. It’s a very valuable franchise for us…I’m not sure we have the right take for a third season yet.”
Show creator Nic Pizzolatto is under an overall deal at HBO and is working on other things, meaning a third season will likely have somebody else writing and Pizzolatto only serving in a supervisory capacity.
Bloys also spoke about the status of the long-in-the works “Deadwood” movie from series creator David Milch. Bloys says: “David is writing the script. We haven’t read it yet. I imagine it will be very good.” Bloys said the network won’t commit to a greenlight just yet, but he “feels good about it.”