Right after winning his Oscar for best lead actor, Matthew McConaughey told press backstage that he won’t be returning for the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”
Although the network hasn’t announced if it will order a second season of the show, McConaughey announced that he won’t be there for season 2 either way. The “Dallas Buyers Club” star explained that he and co-star Woody Harrelson are both leaving after season 1 because the show’s initial pitch to HBO indicated that a different storyline and a different cast would be featured for each season.
McConaughey explained: “We won’t be back for season two. Season one was finite. Eight episodes, that’s the EOC (end of conversation).”
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto did tease some fans in an interview last week, telling Entertainment Weekly that: “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”
The first season finale of “True Detective” airs on Sunday, March 9.
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