The True Detective season 2 cast might include Matthew McConaughey after all.
Mconaughey and Woody Harrelson starred in season 1, to much acclaim.
After the show ended both said that they wouldn’t return for a season 2.
Now, though, McConaughey has expressed interest in returning.
“liked True Detective, the whole series and the experience of making it, so much that I’d be open to doing another one now,” he told Deadline.
“At the time, I was looking at six months and not beyond that. I don’t know of a feature film I’d sign for where I’m going to say, “If this works, you’ve got me whenever you want me for the next three years.”
Rumors about who will star in season 2 have been rampant and have included many of the big names in Hollywood, including Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Sandra Bullock, and Jessica Chastain.
According to Deadline, unofficial breakdowns floated around have listed the three leads as a fortysomething male detective/cop with Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale and Josh Brolin as prototypes, a twentysomething male cop and a thirtysomething female detective, with Jessica Chastain as a potential prototype.
Show creator Nic Pizzolatto recently told NPR that at least one of the new leads will be a female, and also said that casting will start by the end of June. He also said that the characters are all new, seemingly signaling that McConaughey’s return–if it happens–won’t be until season 3 or later.
“The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them,” he said. “We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.”
Pizzolatto also revealed that the next season will take place in California–”not Los Angeles but some of the much lesser-known venues of California, and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in Season 1,”
He had previously told HitFix that the new season would be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”