The premium cable network is paving the way for the next season of its new crime series, this time without current stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
In light of the positive reception for True Detective among audiences and critics alike, it seems highly likely that HBO will order a second season of the police drama, which premiered on January 12 to 7.7 million viewers across all screens.
According to Deadline.com, HBO has signed a new overall deal with the show's creator, Nic Pizzolatto, the novelist who honed his screenwriting chops on AMC's The Killing.
The Hollywood news website reports that Pizzolatto is currently working on a second season of True Detective to present to the network's executives.
The potential second season of True Detective will be made without the help of current stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. The investigation introduced will come to a close at the end of the first season, and subsequent seasons are expected to have a similar structure, but with different characters and plot lines, as is the case with the FX series American Horror Story.