HBO’s drama problem seems only to increase as 2016 rolls on, a slump that last year dragged True Detective from top-tier to bottom-shelf to cold storage. Matthew McConaughey might just be up for a cold one, however, claiming to have talked with creator Nic Pizzolatto about returning Rustin Cohle for True Detective Season 3.

You’ll naturally want to take this one with a grain of salt, as HBO had already tabled further True Detective before new network head Casey Bloys started shutting down its non-starters, but McConaughey dropped by The Rich Eisen Show with some good news. Not only is the Free State of Jones star open to reprising the role of Rustin Cohle in a future True Detective season, he’s even spoken with Nic Pizzolatto about it:

Yeah, I would consider [going back]. I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights, I miss watching ‘True Detective’ on Sunday nights. I was a happy man when I made that for six months, because I was on my own island. Luckily my wife put up with me …

But yeah, I would. I’ve talked to Nic about it. It would have to be the right context, the right way. That [script], when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I’m in.

Of course, Pizzolatto maintains a development deal at HBO that has yet to publicly bear fruit, while insiders have suggested a new project is more likely than additional True Detective seasons.

Finding a way to return Matthew McConaughey would certainly jumpstart things, but is Rustin Cohle best left alone from any and all future True Detective?

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