Well, that was fast. Less than a day after rumors began circulating that Jessica Chastain had been offered a starring role in Season 2 of True Detective, a new report states that the Zero Dark Thirty star and Oscar nominee is not doing the series.
It’s been nothing but crickets, at least officially, from HBO since True Detective’s first season ended, but that might all be about to change. Rumors have started to swirl that the beloved mystery series may have offered one of its two leads to one of the best actresses on the planet: Jessica Chastain.
You know that uncomfortable moment when your Dad walks into the room while you're watching one of the most awkward sex scenes of HBO's Girls, and uses it as an opportunity to talk to you about your right to speak up because it's "your body"? Ok, maybe that never happens to you, but the scenario sure is funny and HBO's not above using it to promote HBO Go.
TV is an evolving medium and that can certainly be said for how we categorize scripted shows. So it's interesting to see the debates and shifts happening as they relate to which shows are being submitted for which categories at the Emmy's.
Most companies that release TV Blu-ray and DVDs wait until the brand new season has been announced before releasing the home entertainment sets for the prior season. Fans of HBO’s chilling and eloquently written True Detective should be happy to learn that the inventive subscription cable network’s team will not be taking the same approach.
Well, we knew we were in store for many a more True Detective parodies, didn’t we? Considering the vice-like grip on current popular culture the divisive and exciting HBO series was during its brief, 8-week stint, it was inevitable. With characters — and we mean characters — like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson at the helm, so easy to parody as they are, the Nic Pizzolatto series was ripe for potential parody. So, naturally, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen decided to take a stab at it.
Would the reaction to True Detective have been different were audiences given it all in one batch? The way that we consume media is changing, therefore we should also be considering the effects, if any, the emerging model has on spectatorship. And I’m willing to bet that the mostly positive reaction to the HBO anthology series would be even more glowing had the drama been distributed via the ‘Netflix model.’
Maybe last night you were expecting to settle down with HBO Go and watch the final episode of True Detective, but when you tried to load the streaming video service, you found yourself staring at a flat circle of doom. If that's the case, you weren't alone.
Well. That’s it for True Detective. Was it everything you hoped it would be? Are you satisfied with the way it went down? Did your theories pan out? The flat circles, black stars and yellow kings. Maybe it was the Lucky Charms’ Leprechaun! Creator Nic Pizzolatto told us not to mistake literary allusions for foreshadowing and assume “Cthulhu is going to rise up and take control of the world of True Detective.”
Last night on E!’s The Soup, Community stars Joel McHale and Jim Rash did what they do best: skewer and satirize a movement in the cultural zeitgeist. In this case, the HBO series True Detective, which literally no one on planet earth can stop talking about and/or obsessing over. And we have to admit: their purposefully confounding clip is pretty funny.
This is Matthew McConaughey's year! Not only has the actor earned much-deserved critical acclaim for his role as Detective Rustin "Rust" Cohle in HBO's drama True Detective, but he collected an Oscar Award on Sunday night for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
While his True Detective character continued his quest to find the 'Yellow King,' Matthew McConaughey was busy winning an Academy Award. And, given his performance up to and including “After You’ve Gone,” audiences should probably get used to his ‘alright, alright, alright’ acceptance speech cause it's bound to resurface in a few months when all the small-screen awards come ‘round. Time is a flat circle. And this was the beginning of the end.
Every episode since the premiere has had people talking True Detective but since revealing "The Secret Fate of All Life" last week the series has really dominated the cultural conversation. Whether it’s a look at the literary references or just wild fan theories, it’s impossible to go online without hearing whispers of 'The Yellow King.’ And the speculation is only going to intensify after visiting the "Haunted Houses."
The fervency with which fans have taken to HBO's original series True Detective is impressive. Naturally, the series' striking visuals, gripping storyline, and incredible acting have helped turn this into can't-miss TV of the grandest proportions. But given that Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey's story ends after the finale next month, some minds have turned to casting season two. And we've got some ideas of our own.
There are an insane amount of responsibilities that come with being the leader of the free world, but there's also some pretty cool perks, like a kitchen required to cater to your every whim, and the power to ask for advance copies of some of America's most anticipated series, like True Detective and Game of Thrones.