Now that he has one Oscar under his belt, "Dallas Buyers Club" star Matthew McConaughey seems determined to leave TV behind for his first love: film.
While HBO’s “True Detective” was always envisioned as a show that reboots its premise each season, the high-rated cable drama will not see the star back in any form.
E! News confirmed the Best Actor winner’s departure at the Oscars Sunday night, with the star telling press, “I won’t be back for season two. Season one was finite.”
The show has not been given a second season renewal, but that is considered a formality as the showrunners seek a new cast for the next installment.
“True Detective” will soon wrap up its first season, in fact airing against the Academy Awards this past weekend.
His co-stars, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan, are also not expected to return, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Monaghan is staying at the network with her new pilot “Open,” a Ryan Murphy drama that explores open relationships with Wes Bentley, Scott Speedman and Anna Torv.