‘True Detective’: Everything We Know About Season 2 (And What To Watch Until Then)

If you're looking to fill the void left by the show's finale, here's what to check out.

It’s time to face the fact that the story of Rustin Cohle and Marty Hart is over. The first season of “True Detective” came to an end on Sunday in a way that satisfied fans of the characters played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, but it also probably pissed off anyone who just didn’t want the story to end.

Little by little, writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto has shared some of what to expect for his next installment in the anthology, but that’s hardly enough to sate you, right?

So what now? With details on a second season relatively scant, it’s time to look elsewhere for your fix of intelligent crime dramas, and I have a number of recommendations that will help get you through to whenever HBO decides to make another set of episodes.

What We Know About Next Season

Despite the Internet’s enthusiastic recommendations for #TrueDetectiveSeason2, Pizzolatto hasn’t revealed all that much about what’s next. Actually, HBO hasn’t either. The network has yet to officially green light another entry in the anthology, but considering that the series raked in about 11 million viewers for the premium channel, it seems likely that they’re just waiting on Pizzolatto’s scripts and possibly for the principal casting to come together.

From what Pizzolatto has said about his second tale, the only elements sticking around from the story of Rust and Hart are strangeness and “bad men.” The series creator told HitFix that the major lesson he learned from season one was not to “play the next one straight,” and he summed up his next story by saying it’s about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Sounds pretty different, huh?

What To Watch And Read Until Then

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