Matthew McConaughey “open” to more ‘TRUE DETECTIVE.’ BRO DON’T DO IT.

Rust Cohle

Matthew McConaughey has said that he’d be up for doing more True Detective. A factoid uttered from his gorgeous mouth that contradicts pretty much everything he said in the press while the show was airing. My two worthless cents? No thanks. Cohle is one of my favorite characters in TV history, and he established his vice-like grip on my heart in a taut eight episodes. As much as I’d like to see his glorious shitstache and gaunt cheek bones one more time, his return would run contrary to so much of what made the show so fucking wonderful in the first place. Let the wonderful coda the season ended on remain its coda.

When Matthew McConaughey signed on for “True Detective,” the actor thought it would be a one-time deal and that’s it. “That was always how I saw it. One season, eight episodes, a finite beginning, middle and end, goodbye, look forward to watching it,” he told Deadline this week in an Emmy-related conversation. “If HBO had wanted an option on me for a season two or three, I wouldn’t have done it. I wouldn’t have walked into something where they could say, ‘We’ve got you for the next three years’.”

OK, so upfront, McConaughey knew what he was getting into and what he wanted. But not after having seen the show, Big Mac’s changing his tune ever so slightly.”I liked ‘True Detective,’ 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.”

HBO and Nic Pizzolatto are you listening? Of course this is music to fans’ ears, but will it happen at all and any time soon? Pizzolatto’s still working on season two which has a new setting and new characters – the idea for every season of the show. Of course hearing that McConaughey would be open to the show is an interesting idea, but runs counter to the whole notion of exploring different “psychospheres” through different locales and detectives. [Play List]