Matthew McConaughey won't return for a second season of TRUE DETECTIVE

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I’ve yet to see it, but according to the buzz of Twitter around me, True Detective is some kind of essential viewing for any fan of shows that take a left-turn into weird and creepy territory. The mystery series was designed as a standalone single season, obviously wrapping several threads and loose ends by the time it reached its conclusion.

But seeing as how the world is in love with it, a sequel series is no doubt on the way. Just don’t expect Matthew McConaughey to return.

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Fresh off of an Oscar win for The Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey confirmed to Variety with one quick quote his intentions on a second season of the show:

No, I won’t be back for season two. Season one was finite.

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto feels that he can at least get some of the gang back for a new stab at the concept of the show, saying in an interview that “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”

Damn, I really need to start watching this show. Be a dear, and please don’t spoil the final episode in the comments if you’ve already seen it, for those of us who are blissfully unaware of the plot.

Last Updated: March 4, 2014

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