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True Detective: Matthew McConaughey will not return for second season

McConaughey confirmed he would not return after winning Best Actor

Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey has confirmed that he will not be returning for a second season of True Detective.

McConaughey, who won Best Actor at Sunday's Academy Awards for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, is currently starring as Rustin Cohle in HBO's eight-part TV miniseries.

Asked backstage at the Oscars whether he will be continuing with True Detective, McConaughey said: "No, I won’t be back for season two. Season one was finite."

It remains unknown whether his True Detective co-star, Woody Harrelson, will be returning as Martin Hart in Nic Pizzolatto's series.

McConaughey will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi movie Interstellar, due in US cinemas this November. Jessica Chastain and last year’s Best Actress winner Anne Hathaway will also star.

This year's Oscars saw Cate Blanchett take Best Actress, Lupita Nyong'o win Best Supporting Actress and McConaughey's Dallas Buyers Club sidekick, Jared Leto, triumph in the Best Supporting Actor category.


McConaughey, who lost 47lbs to play Aids sufferer Ron Woodroof in the film, received a mixed reaction after thanking himself in his Best Actor acceptance speech. There had been no hint that this would happen when he first practised his winning spiel on Jimmy Kimmel Live two weeks before the ceremony.

Some Twitter users criticised McConaughey's self-appreciation, while others supported him. "Matthew McConaughey is such a smooth dude that he thanked himself and got away with it," one post read.