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Matthew McConaughey rules out True Detective second season

True Detective

Story by Jack Foley

MATTHEW McConaughey has officially ruled himself out of returning to HBO’s True Detective for a second season.

The Oscar-winning actor revealed his decision back-stage after receiving his Best Actor trophy for Dallas Buyers Club.

Upon being asked about the prospects of him appearing in a sophomore season of the hit show, he said: “No, I won’t be back for season two. Season one was finite.”

That does not mean he inadvertently dropped any spoilers regarding his character’s fate on the show, joking: “Has anyone seen it? I made the thing … and I’m not sure what happens.”

True Detective director Cary Fukanaga has also recently ruled himself out of directing the second season – although he will return in a producing capacity.

True Detective is designed as an anthology series – with each new season featuring new cast members and a new story.

McConaughey is Hollywood’s hottest property now that he has an Oscar win to his name on top of critically acclaimed roles in the likes of Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street and Magic Mike.

He will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Interstellar and has recently signed up to appear in Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees – his first film project since Dallas Buyers Club.

Related: Read our Dallas Buyers Club interview with Matthew McConaughey

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