True Detective Season 3 is happening with David Milch


After a long hiatus, True Detective is going to have a third season with the help of Deadwood creator David Milch.

Fans hoping that True Detective wouldn’t end on the sour note season two left us with can rejoice. After a long hiatus and no real hope of the show ever returning, HBO has come out of nowhere to reveal that the show is going to be revived.

Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that a third season of True Detective is in development. No date was given for  projected premiere, but this is long awaited news for fans that have been living in limbo for the last year. The meatiest bit from EW is that NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch is coming aboard to help. That’s the best news True Detective fans could have hoped to hear.

"We have also learned that Emmy-winning writer-producer David Milch — the mind behind dramas such as Deadwood and NYPD Blue — is coming on board to work with Pizzolatto."

While some might be apprehensive about the idea of the show returning, especially given how the second season went, the addition of Milch to the team should put concerns to rest. Deadwood remains one of the best shows HBO has ever produced and NYPD Blue was among the most popular shows of the 90s.

Milch’s proven track record of success should be enough to settle worries that the series will turn in another subpar season. True Detective creator Nick Pizzolatto flew a little too close to the sun after an Emmy-winning first season of the show, but not every season is going to  be a winner. The most recent batch of episode of True Detective aren’t as bad as people make them out to be, but it has set the bar low enough for a third season to clear it with some mild effort.

With the minds of Pizzolatto and Milch getting together, we could be in for a return to form season of True Detective, whenever it might happen.