Matthew McConaughey interested in potential ‘True Detective’ return

Oscar winning actor played Rust Cohle is first season of hit drama

Matthew McConaughey has hinted that he would be open to be appearing in another season of True Detective/.

The Academy Award-winning actor played Detective Rust Cohle in the first season of the hit show, which aired on HBO and Sky Atlantic earlier this year. However, both he and co-star Woody Harrelson will not return for the next series.

Speaking to Deadline, McConaughey stated that he only signed on to the show in the first place under the provision that he filmed a single season. However, he found that he enjoyed the process and would do another one.

“I liked True Detective“, he says, “the whole series and the experience of making it, so much that I’d be open to doing another one now. At the time, I was looking at six months and not beyond that.”

“That was always how I saw it. One season, eight episodes, a finite beginning, middle and end, goodbye, look forward to watching it,” he added. “If HBO had wanted an option on me for a season two or three, I wouldn’t have done it.”

It was recently confirmed that the second season of True Detective will be set in California and will feature three lead roles, creator Nic Pizzolatto has confirmed.

Earlier this year it was reported that Jessica Chastain was offered a part in the show. That rumour was subsequently denied. The only other actor linked to season two of True Detective is Brad Pitt.