True Detective's first season hasn't even completed their first successful run on HBO, but people are already buzzing about what may be in store for season two.
So far HBO hasn't announced a season two, but this doesn't change the fact that the show's ratings are climbing. For its star Matthew McConaughey, it's just the cap, or start, depending on how you look at it, of a terrific career trajectory of highs including getting nominated for an Academy Award for Dallas Buyers Club. As far as True Detective goes, the show reached the pinnacle in their already stellar ratings last Sunday.
During the airing of the Sunday episode, True Detective was up 13 percent in the ratings from its previous high, which was the crime anthology's premiere episode on January 13. The show racked up 2.6 million viewers on Sunday during its first airing, and their repeats totaled a 3.6 million from HBO's three showings.
As far as their overall success goes, the Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starring project averages at 10.9 million viewers across all platforms; that includes HBO go, DVR, and live watching.
With gaining early awards buzz a season two seems like a no-brainer, and even though HBO hasn't officially announced anything yet, that hasn't kept creator Nic Pizzolatto from divulging some information on what may come from season two.
Pizzolato took to Twitter to tease just what might be in store for True Detective's second season. If you're a fan of the tag team of McConaughey and Harrelson, you may be disappointed that Pizzolato might be considering two female detectives for the possible next go-round. In a recent tweet, the creator said:
"@friggenawesome One of the detriments of only having two POVcharacters, both men (a structural necessity). Next season..."On Twitter, fans of the show using the hashtag #TrueDetectiveSeason2 had a lot of fun trying to "predict" who the two interchanging cast members would be. There was a famous face, like former MTV VJ Dave Holmes predicting that season 2 would feature Country Crock spread and a croissant. On the other side of predictions there were those who wanted to see more famous faces for the second season that actually resembled actual living humans.
#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/hztTc5BMjtOur favorite suggestion via the Twitter hashtag was by David J. Loehr who posted his support for Sir Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart as his two picks to take over from McConaughey and Harrelson. Looks like a good match to us!
— David J. Loehr (@dloehr) February 20, 2014