'True Detective' Season 3 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: New Installment Coming? Now In The Works? 'Westworld' Matches Show’s Debut!

By Jeanne Anne , Updated Oct 04, 2016 12:54 PM EDT

There are swirling rumors that "True Detective" Season 3 will be canceled after its poor ratings last season. However, as there is no confirmed news about it, fans are still hopeful that their favorite anthology crime drama will have a new installment.

'True Detective' Season 3 Coming?

HBO new programming president Casey Bloys revealed that "True Detective" Season 3 will definitely come. According to Movie News Guide, the show's renewal came although there was a "critical consensus" regarding "True Detective" Season 2. Also, there are strong assumptions that the TV series' showrunner Nic Pizzolatto is busy doing another project that includes Robert Downey Jr.

Casey Bloys asserted that Nic Pizzolatto and HBO are both open to making "True Detective" Season 3. But it looks like the new season will be led by a new writer as the 40-year-old novelist will only be there to supervise. The programming chief also described the show as one of the network's most valuable franchise and said that "it's not dead; we just don't have a take for a third season yet."

Will 'True Detective' Season 3 Surpass Other TV Shows?

In fact, "True Detective" has the best debut record for a new show on HBO in 2014 garnering 3.3 million views on multiplatform. This has been matched by the newly-shown "Westworld" by executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy on Sunday with the same figures of viewers, per Variety. With that, fans will have to wait for "True Detective" Season 3 to see if it still has the magic to surpass other television shows.

Nic Pizzolatto, HBO Busy Doing Other Projects?

Meanwhile, GamenGuide reported that "True Detective" Season 3 will be really in the works, but HBO has a lot on its plate right now that it has to finish first. It has been said, too, that Nic Pizzolatto focuses all of his attention on the return of Robert Downey Jr. to the small screen. With all these news, fans are still waiting for HBO to announce the coming of "True Detective" Season 3.

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