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Entertainment Weekly got the scoop today that HBO is moving forward with a third season of “True Detective,“ which hasn’t been heard from since the summer of 2015. The site reports that Nic Pizzolatto, who penned both of the previous seasons, has written at least the first two episodes of Season 3, and Emmy-winner David Milch (“Deadwood”) is on board to assist.
It’s worth noting that a third season of “True Detective” hasn’t yet been greenlit by HBO, so everything is still up in the air at the moment. But at the very least, things are moving along.
“True Detective” premiered on HBO in January of 2014 with a first season that instantly made the series a critical darling. The exceptional debut starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and was incredible television throughout the course of its eight riveting (and often terrifying) episodes. Season 2, which premiered in June of 2015, wasn’t nearly as well-received.
Season 2 ratings were good enough, however, to warrant another season.