Are There Pros to Waiting a Year for True Detective?


The second season of True Detective is currently slotted in for a summer release, which is a very different scenario than the first. While this could potentially change at a moment’s notice, since there has been no confirmation that True Detective has begun filming, let alone been casted, it’s currently a safe bet to go with summer.

Although it means not following in the first season’s footsteps, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The first season of True Detective premiered in January and ended in March, while the second season could end in possibly October or November. If the summer release holds true, we’re currently looking at a wait of up to 15 or 16 months from the end of the first season to the start of the second.

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There’s no other way to look at it, that’s a long time. It’s not necessarily unknown for HBO series to have such a long wait, as The Sopranos did something similar between the fifth and sixth seasons. Other currently airing HBO shows, such as Game of Thrones, are on a more regular schedule.

The wait between seasons can be due to a  few things that we’re already aware, such as the fact that Nic Pizzolatto is the only writer. Not only that, but aligning the schedules of big name stars can be difficult. Besides that, the wait between seasons can mean that more improvements can be made overall that could make the second season even better than the first.

True Detective seems to be following the “when it’s done” schedule, which is just another relatively unique aspect to a show that already brings many unique things to the table. Although the added wait can be frustrating, it’s important to remember that it’s hopefully all in the show’s best interest.