‘True Detective’ Season 3 Cancelled? HBO Series Axed After Season 2 Due To Poor Ratings?

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
‘True Detective’ Season 3 Cancelled? HBO Series Axed After Season 2 Due To Poor Ratings?

‘True Detective’ season 3 may be cancelled if the ratings continue to fall, as it has got a little over 2.3 million viewers and HBO is thinking of cancelling it.

Though the chances of ‘True Detective’ getting cancelled mid-season are low, it may struggle to get a third season if the number of viewers keep falling. Critics too are also not that keen on promoting the show as they find the plot a little too confusing. Many claim that it is the muddled plot that is driving away the critics. But it might just be that the show is failing to get off on the popularity front because it hasn’t yet generated a buzz for itself.


The show got a good response for the first season. It was widely acclaimed to be groundbreaking television. What is surprising here is that the second season seems to be doing better than the first season as far as the viewer ratings are concerned, but critics still panned it. It might just be that the plot seems too complicated to them because they are being fed a steady diet of mindless reality TV shows that require little to no contemplation.

It is sad that even after having an interesting plot line and some really big stars for cast, the show is failing to interest the critics. Slate’s Willa Paskins said that she was willing to give the show the benefit of doubt for its gritty philosophy laced dialogue, but after the last episode, she would be surprised if the show gets more attention. “Season 1 of ‘True Detective’ was hardly uncomplicated, but compared to what’s going on in Season 2, it was as streamlined as a bullet,” she noted.

Whatever be the HBO’s decision about the show, true fans will miss ‘True Detective’ if it gets cancelled. The promo for the show is available now.

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