In a new interview with DirecTV's Rich Eisen, Matthew McConaughey has intimated that he'd be interested in returning to HBO's True Detective.
After discussing the intensity of the role and the challenges of memorizing Cohle's intricate "soliloquies", Eisen asks McConaughey if he'd consider returning to the role, to which he says:
"Yeah, I would. I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching True Detective on Sunday nights!
Y'know, I was a happy man when we made that (show) for six months, because I was on my own island. Luckily my wife put up with me...
But, yeah, I would. I've talked to Nic (Pizzolatto) about it, but it would have to be the right context, in the right way."
At present, a third season of True Detective is not on HBO's dance card. There's a regime change happening at that network right now, and a number of series have been sidelined (True Detective) or - as we saw yesterday - flat-out canceled (Vinyl) while Casey Bloys, HBO's new president of programming, decides what he wants the network's landscape to look like over the next few years. If it were me, I'd be hard-pressed to pass on a return to True Detective's season one characters...but then, I'm a hardcore season one fan. Of course I'd say that.
Anyway, True Detective fans should make a point of watching the entire interview entire segment, which I've embedded below. Lots of good stuff in here.
God, I miss True Detective S1. Commiserate with me in comments below.