‘True Detective’ was the show that had everyone hooked when its first season was airing back in the winter/spring of 2014, but then that second season aired in 2015 and suddenly it was the show that everyone was loving to hate. And it turns out that its rapid decline has been so spectacular, that it might never even get another season.
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The story emerged in the wake of a shake up at HBO programming with long time president Michael Lombardo stepping down and being replaced by Casey Bloys, who was previously in charge of their comedy shows. He also went to high school with The Rock, which is irrelevant to this story but kind of a cool fact:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 25, 2016
In any case, The Hollywood Reporter did some digging to see what people involved with HBO were thinking about the appointment of Bloys, and the reaction is overwhelmingly positive, but their report also featured this titbit regarding the future of ‘True Detective’:
While juggernaut ‘Game of Thrones’ and the final season of Damon Lindelof’s Peabody-winning drama ‘The Leftovers’ shouldn’t require too much of Bloys’ time, other decisions, including the fate of ‘True Detective’, now fall to him. (HBO sources suggest a new project from creator Nic Pizzolatto is more likely.)
Hmmm. Although that isn’t exactly confirming that ‘True Detective’ will be no more, it’s not sounding too positive. And of course, we don’t really know who these ‘insiders’ are so we haven’t really got any legit information on this, but after the overly negative reaction to that second season, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the last we had heard of it. Oh well, at least we’ll always have Rust Cohle.
If you want to know who is to blame for ‘True Detective’ season 2, read this.