McConaughey Wants To Bring Back His True Detective Character

"I miss Rust Cohle, man" says the actor

Your memories of HBO's True Detective may be a little marred by its second season which didn't match the intensity, plot or performances of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in season one.

But if McConaughey's interview earlier this week is to be believed, he is missing his leading character as much as we are, admitting: "I miss Rust Cohle, man, I miss watching him on Sunday nights."

It looked, after the dismal reception to the follow up series starring Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell, like HBO were going to axe the show. But McConaughey, who was Emmy nominated for his True Detective role, hinted that he has reached out to the show to discuss reprising the character. 

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Before you get too excited, he added the caveat that "It would have to be the right context, the right way, that thing—when I read [the original script] I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I'm in."

HBO, in a statement earlier this year, took the fall for the poor third season claiming they pushed show creator Nic Pizzolatto to match the first season's success quickly:

 "I set him up to deliver, in a very short time frame, something that became very challenging to deliver," HBO president Michael Lombardo said "That's not what that show is. He had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Find his muse. And so I think that's what I learned from it. Don't do that anymore."

Better stock pile the cigarettes and beer cans, Cohle might be coming back.