Matthew McConaughey confirms he would like to return for more True Detective


Matthew McConaughey has said he is interested in reviving the role he played in HBO's critically acclaimed first season of True Detective.

The 46-year-old Texan, lauded for his portrayal of Louisiana homicide detective Rustin 'Rust' Cohle, revealed he has had talks with series creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto on the subject.

Asked by US presenter Rich Eisen if he would ever consider going back to True Detective to catch up on the life of his character, the Oscar winner replied that he would.

Matthew McConaughey accepting an award for True Detective (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

"I miss Rust Cohle," Matthew said on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday. "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."

The anthology crime drama quickly became a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014.

Critics heaped praise on all eight episodes which starred Matthew alongside former Cheers star Woody Harrelson as detective Martin 'Marty' Hart. True Detective followed the pair's hunt for a serial killer over a 17-year period.

True Detective's Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson  (Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

The first season ended its run with a haul of television awards including Emmys and a Bafta in the international category, beating out the likes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black.

"It would have to be the right context, the right way," Matthew said in regard to signing on once more for True Detective.

Matthew was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a drama series alongside co-star Woody, but both lost the Emmy to Bryan Cranston for his role in Breaking Bad.

The second season of True Detective moved from the swampy backroads of Louisiana to the urban jungle of Los Angeles and starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch as brooding, angst-ridden cops sent to investigate corruption.

But it did not find favour with either critics or viewers and HBO is yet to make a decision on a third season.