Matthew McConaughey on ‘True Detective’: ‘I’d Be Open to Doing Another One Now’

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Fans of True Detective, rejoice! Matthew McConaughey, who played loner Louisiana homicide detective Rust Cohle in HBO’s first season of the hit series, has changed his tune.

The Oscar-winning actor would now consider returning to the show for another season.

McConaughey, in an interview with, said he initially looked at the project as a one-off. “One season, eight episodes, a finite beginning, middle and end, goodbye, look forward to watching it,” the Dallas Buyers Club star said. “If HBO had wanted an option on me for a season two or three, I wouldn’t have done it.”

However, the huge success of the series combined with his personal experience has made the actor rethink his stance. “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. 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.'”

The news comes on the heels of reports that season two’s cast could be revealed by the end of this month. The show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto recently spoke to NPR and revealed, “It takes 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 one.”

Internet rumors have included Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale , Josh Brolin and Jessica Chastain as possible new cast members. McConaughey can next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi flick Interstellar alongside Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. Check out the teaser trailer below.