'True Detective' season 3 spoilers: HBO mum about future of show as A-listers rumored to be turning down project


HBO is still mum about keeping “True Detective” in their roster of produced shows given the lukewarm reaction that the show’s second season has received.

However, shall the show move forward, creator Nic Pizzolato will remain his hold on the executive producing responsibilities but with little tweaks in terms of personnel management of the series. There has been news suggesting that the screenwriter proposed three scenarios for HBO, it is either they hire a pack of writers for the show, a new showrunner that will take his place, or give him complete liberty in all aspects of the drama.

Earlier this year, HBO President Michael Lombardo acknowledged the misstep that they did with “True Detective” season 2. He told The Frame, “Our biggest failures and I don’t know if I would consider “True Detective 2″ but when we tell somebody to hit an air date as opposed to allowing the writing to find its own natural resting place, when it’s ready, when it’s baked we’ve failed.”

Lombardo also took the blame explaining that he became too much engrossed in delivering the series, therefore disregarding the process that it has to go through to hone a tight story.

“I set him up. To deliver, in a very short time frame, something that became very challenging to deliver,” he said referring to Pizzolato who penned all eight episodes of the series. “That’s not what that show is. He had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Find his muse. And so I think that’s what I learned from it. Don’t do that anymore.”

Aside from the story, another pivotal ingredient of the crime drama anthology is its ensemble cast. Both its debut and sophomore runs were full of A-list characters including Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Collin Farrell, and Rachel McAdams. Unfortunately, rumor has it that given that its latest iteration left a bad taste in people’s mouth, actors are more skeptical in joining the drama.

Official information about “True Detective” season 3 is scarce right now, so fans have to wait for a statement from HBO on what the future lies for the thriller anthology.