'True Detective' Season 3 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Matthew McConaughey, Robert Downey Jr. Step Attempting To Save Show’s Low Ratings?

By Christian Ver Marcelo , Updated Nov 27, 2016 12:09 PM EST

The second season of "True Detective" has been plagued with low ratings, which is why "True Detective" Season 3 needs to pull up all the guns to revive the show. With a notoriously subpar plotline, the ratings of Season 2 quickly plummeted. This is why former cast member Matthew McConaughey, along with decorated actor Robert Downey Jr. are said to step in.

Casey Bloys, head of HBO, had confirmed that "True Detective" Season 3 is coming. While the series creator had already jumped ship, Nic Pizzolatto had been contracted as writer until 2018. The production has not started yet, but fans are eagerly waiting for "True Detective" Season 3 to return to the show's original glory when it returns in 2018.

Fallen Ratings

The first season of "True Detective" became an instant hit when it was shown in HBO. In fact, the show has been described as the most viewed TV series in the history of HBO among all first season releases. The show even hoarded a lot of awards during its run, for "True Detective" itself and for its cast members. However, the second season failed to match the same intensity and production value of the first one, which is what critics attribute to as the main cause of the show's low ratings. Could "True Detective" Season 3 be different?

More Star Power

As a result of this ratings fiasco, fans of "True Detective" have suggested that the decorated actor Matthew McConaughey should be reinstated as one of the stars of "True Detective" Season 3. Many reports have said that this is actually possible, as the actor himself had previously stated that he missed working on the hit series, especially his character Rust Cohle.

This statement from McConaughey gave the fans of "True Detective" Season 3 a new hope that the show may indeed be redeemed after all. This news, along with the alleged addition of "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr., will truly be the show's saving grace. Downey Jr. has also been reported to work on a new TV show with Pizzolatto.

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