HBO’s Saying A Third Season Of TRUE DETECTIVE Might Still Happen

And who knows? Maybe someone else will be writing it this time.

HBO's newly-installed head of programming, Casey Bloys, spoke at the TCA this weekend, and had a few updates to share on some of your favorite returning HBO series.

For instance: Curb Your Enthusiasm? Should shoot later this year, for a 2017 debut. The long-gestating Deadwood movie? Being written as we speak, and the network expects David Milch to knock it out of the park. 

And what of our beloved True Detective? Is it really as dead as we feared? Maybe not, says Bloys:

“It’s not dead,” HBO head of programming Casey Bloys said at TCA Saturday. “We are hoping for a third season. It’s a very valuable franchise for us."

(Series creator Nic) Pizzolatto, who is under an overall deal at HBO, has been working on other things, Bloys said. A third season will likely have somebody else writing, with Pizzolatto supervising, he said.

But “I’m not sure we have the right take for a third season yet.”

Speaking as a moderately disillusioned True Detective megafan: I like what Bloys is saying here! If the network's not sure they have the right take or they'd like to keep the door open to someone other than Pizzolatto coming in to write scripts, well, that sounds like HBO understands what went wrong in season two, and that they're committed to avoiding those same mistakes in season three. Give 'em all the time they want, I say. 

What do you guys think? Open to someone else writing True Detective? Who would you want for the job? And what about McConaughey saying he'd like to revisit his character from season one?