For most fans and critics, True Detective season two was a disappointment. The series’ creator and writer, Nic Pizzolatto, didn’t live up to the high expectations following the Cary Fukunaga-directed first season. Season two averaged higher ratings than its predecessor, but by the time the ending aired, the viewership was considerably lower than the previous finale.
Now, it’s rumored the once acclaimed series might not return at all. Below, check out the recent update for True Detective season three.
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Who’s to blame for True Detective season two? That’s not a question I’m asking, since I genuinely enjoyed this past season, but a lot of fan expectations were not met following the terrific first outing, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
HBO president of programming, Michael Lombardo, wouldn’t call the series’ sophomore effort a failure, but he does take responsibility for rushing the latest season. After the jump, read Lombardo’s comments on True Detective season two.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Season two of True Detective doesn’t have many passionate fans. Even people who enjoyed it, such as myself, admit it didn’t live up to what creator Nic Pizzolatto pulled off with the first season of the show. Despite the True Detective backlash and harsh criticisms, it still did considerably well in the ratings; it performed better than season one, with the exception of the season finale. The title and its premise — movie stars appearing for only one season — is still probably a draw for viewers. Plus, one misstep shouldn’t tarnish what Pizzolatto, director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation), and all involved accomplished with the first season.
The creator may have a chance to win some fans back, if his new deal with HBO is any indication. Learn more after the jump.
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Man, Nic Pizzolatto just can’t catch a break. The mind behind HBO’s True Detective was accused of misogyny during the first season of his once acclaimed show, and then season two took a real beating from critics and fans. Now, even David Cronenberg (The Fly), who was offered the chance to direct a season two episode, has some harsh words for Pizzolatto. Check out Cronenberg on True Detective after the jump.
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The first episode of True Detective‘s second season has aired, and the internet is already working double-time to react to the show’s return. Is it better than the first season, or even as good? Early reviews have some insight, but even they can’t make a definitive claim yet, as HBO only offered access to the first three of eight episodes. Whatever the show is at the opening, there’s a lot left to see.
HBO has offered something new to follow up the season premiere: a brief True Detective behind the scenes look, which features interviews with new stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Exec producer Scott Stephens shows up, too. You’ll see creator/writer Nic PIzzolatto at work, but he doesn’t appear as an interview; rather, the show is meant to be his voice. Read More »
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There’s a set of four new True Detective season 2 character posters, but they almost do more to obscure the quartet of new leads than they do to reveal them. We see the new leads Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, but their eyes are all cropped out of each image. There’s an ominous tagline, “We get the world we deserve,” and with these designs we have to wonder if any of these characters can see that new world coming.
See those posters below, and get some comments from creator/writer/producer Nic Pizzolatto about the new season. Read More »
True Detective season two will premiere on June 21 on HBO, and now you can see the first footage from the new season. This tease doesn’t offer much, but the very first shot of a California highway interchange seems to link right to early reports about the season. Then there are shots of the primary cast, including Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, with some atmosphere that is similar to that of the first season — this looks just as heavy — but with a feel that is distinctly different. Check out the first True Detective S2 teaser below. Read More »
The first season of True Detective was unusual, as it was directed entirely by one person, Cary Fukunaga. We know the second season of the show will be different — a new cast, a new story, and a set of directors rather than one person to oversee the whole season. Now the first of those directors is named, as Justin Lin is in talks to be the first True Detective season 2 director. Read More »
One of Hollywood’s biggest actors is in talks to join one of TV’s biggest shows. Standing over six feet tall (see what I did there?), Vince Vaughn is in talks to join True Detective season 2. He’s up for one of this season’s three leads. It’s unclear if this is one of the same roles Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch were recently circling or another one entirely. Read more of the Vince Vaughn True Detective news below. Read More »