The second season of HBO’s True Detective may have been a victim of high expectations. The first season was an overnight success breaking several “first season of a series” records for the Home Box Office. How could season 2 possibly live up to that? Well, in many critics opinions it hasn’t but HBO’s president cautions us to wait for the finale before passing final judgement:
“I think you need to watch the entirety of it…I think the season’s ending is as satisfying as any series we’ve done.”
But here’s the kicker: True Detective season 2’s finale will run 87 minutes! We could hardly believe it when we heard so we took a look at HBO’s schedule page for direct evidence:
That should be enough time to wrap everything up with a nice, neat bow. Will you be watching? Here’s the final trailer for TD2:
Still no word on a possible True Detective season 3 but we hope this extended finale makes up for some of what critics think has been missing with this latest installment so that a third season actually materializes. For what it’s worth, HBO is open to the concept:
“If [‘True Detective’ creator Nic Pizzolatto] wants to do another season, I said the door is open, we’d like to do another season of it,” HBO exec, Lombardo said.
Make sure your DVRs are set to record the extra 90 minutes of True Detective this Sunday, August 9th. If you’re watching True Detective online with HBO Go or HBO Now, of course you won’t have to worry.