'True Detective' Season 3 Has A Pulse, Might Be In The Works At HBO

With a little help from "Deadwood" creator David Milch.

Don’t put dirt on the grave of “True Detective” just yet, because the critically acclaimed and deeply inconsistent crime anthology series might have a little life left in it. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, “True Detective” Season 3 is currently in development. No official announcement has been made by HBO regarding the series’ revival.  

Creator Nic Pizzolatto has reportedly written at least two of the opening episodes, but this time around, he won’t be shouldering the burden of the delicately layered storytelling alone. “Deadwood” mastermind David Milch is also reportedly on board to help steer the ship in a new direction. Details, however, seem scarce at this time, as EW reports that the extent of the collaboration is in its “early days.”

The last we heard, “True Detective” was on an indefinite hiatus, with HBO programming chief Casey Bloys revealing that the series is “not dead but there’s no take on a third season yet.”

After a celebrated Emmy-nominated first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the series slumped harder than most sophomore slumps in recent memory with an underwhelming second season that wasted the talents of Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell. 

However, McConaughey has repeatedly expressed interest in returning to the series, sharing his fondness for his character Russ Rustin “Rust” Cohle in an interview last year. 

“I miss Rust Cohle, man ... I was a happy man when we made that for six months, because I was on my own island,” he said. “I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching ‘True Detective’ on Sunday nights.”

On a beach somewhere, McConaughey gently places his bongos down and checks his phone only to find hundreds of missed calls from HBO. 

The Huffington Post has reached out to HBO and will update this post accordingly.

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