The second season of HBO’s True Detective was a bust, especially when compared to the smash hit that season one was. Much of the poor reception came from the disappointing story and the characters portrayed by Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

McConaughey was on Friday’s edition of The Rich Eisen Show, and Eisen naturally asked him about the possibility of a third season of True Detective. He didn’t rule it out, and actually said he’d be game to take part… but there hasn’t been much movement towards a third season.

“I hear that all the time now,” said McConaughey. “‘You said you were going to do season 3. When is it coming?’” He went on to add that the “ball’s not advanced at all. I’ve talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto who’s taking a little break from it.” 

Not all hope is lost, though. “If that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second,” he admitted. “Oh, I’m open to it for sure.”

Can this happen? Please? The first season of True Detective had a definitive ending (at least in regards to the Yellow King case), but we could easily get another chapter in the Rust and Marty story.

The second season of True Detective proved that it’s tough to recreate the magic of season one, but maybe bringing McConaughey back to the fold would help.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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