Fans of HBO's True Detective who actually didn't mind the show's mostly disliked second season may need to wait until next year to find out if a new mystery will unfold during a third season of the show.  

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HBO has yet to announce if a third season would be a part of their planned lineup at any point, though they did ink a new deal with producer Nic Pizzolatto, which has many expectant that the show would have a third season. However, according to Den of Geek, there could be a chance such a new season would not premiere until 2017, meaning fans desperate for a new mystery will need to wait a literal whole new year before watching new episodes.  

It is possible the website predicts the show won't return until then because the gap between the first two seasons was nearly a year and a half. If that trend continued, it would place a new season of the show as airing in late 2016 or early 2017. However, it is unclear if that could be the reason for the prediction.  

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The show was wildly popular during its first season, which aired from January-March 2014. That season starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. 

The much-hyped second season, which starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, premiered in June 2015 and ran through August. However, it did fail to live up to the bar the first season raised, with many discrediting the writing and the mystery itself.