'True Detective' season 3 renewal news: HBO boss comments on prospects for third season

(Facebook/TrueDetective)"True Detective" has yet to be renewed for a third season.

Fans are still anxiously waiting for an announcement to be made about "True Detective." A third season has yet to be commissioned, but fans should not lose hope because it does seem like HBO is working on something.

HBO recently renewed "Westworld" for a second season, along with "Divorce" and "Insecure," but "True Detective" remains up in the air. It can be recalled that its first season was released to critical and commercial success, but its second season did not fare very well.

Now, while speaking to Entertainment Weekly, HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed that discussions are still ongoing.

"They're thinking about ideas, and when they find something, that's when I'll hear from them. I don't have anything to report on either of them other than they're thinking about what the best-next version is," Bloys said of "True Detective" season 3 and "The Night Of" season 2.

Based on his words, it looks like HBO has yet to find the right story for the third season of "True Detective." But even if they do come up with a great plot for season 3, one particular director will not be returning.

It was previously reported that Cary Fukunaga expressed his disinterest in helming the third season, mainly because he has already done it the first time around. "I feel like I have done the noir. There is no noir currently in my slate so if I ever get that itch again, may be. But not for now," he said.

That's not to say, though, that Fukunaga will never find his way back to "True Detective." He is still open to directing the series for a future season, but certainly not "anytime soon." Fukunaga served as the director of the series in its debut season, garnering praise from critics and audiences alike. However, he did not return to the director's chair for the second season.

Rumors of HBO cancelling the series entirely started circulating online after the absence of an update, but Bloys has said before that a third season is not far off. His latest reveal only supports his previous statements.

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