It Looks As If 'True Detective' Has Been Cancelled
Published May 25, 2016We're going to need a new target for our misguided rage in life, as the much-hated True Detective appears to have been cancelled.
The Hollywood Reporter just released a profile on HBO programming chief Casey Bloys, who effectively revealed the news that the show has been axed. While there's no direct quote, the article says that it's far more likely that HBO will move ahead with a different series from creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Following a breakthrough first season led by the inimitable Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, True Detective took a major dip in quality for its second season. As such, Cary Fukunaga quietly disowned it, David Cronenberg admitted he passed on the script because it sucked and an HBO executive sort of took the blame for its shittiness.
That said, we'll be rather disappointed if True Detective doesn't get a proper chance to redeem itself. As Vince Vaughn's character famously said in season 2, the feeling we have is "like blue balls, in your heart."