Here is another TV show to add to your growing list of things to watch. “True Detective” had series geeks buzzing on Sunday, March 9, with over 3.5 million viewers showing interest to check out who the killer is in the first season finale. The series stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson who portrays two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart who is out to hunt a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years. HBO also revealed that the anthology crime drama series drew a total of 4.9 million viewers across three telecasts on Sunday.
HBO GO crashed due to high demand; the network channel explained what happened in a statement on Monday, March 10:
“Due to overwhelming interest in the season finale of True Detective, HBO GO was hit with an excessive amount of traffic soon after 9:00 PM ET last night. The issue has since been rectified and the service is now back to normal.”
The show reportedly averaged an impressive 11 million total viewers over the season across all airings plus DVR and On Demand. This also marks the most-watched series to debut in its first season on the cable channel giant since the “Six Feet Under” premiere in 2001 with 11.4 million viewers.
The following season will replace the cast and story, adopting a similar format employed by FX for its hit series “American Horror Story”. The second season for the anthology series has not been announced yet, but series creator Nic Pizzolatto explained that he has already started working on the story:
“I am still fleshing it out,”
“The basic idea: Hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system. I was well on my way in the writing but there’s been a lot noise and work around the end of the first season that got in the way.”
Be careful of articles making the rounds at the moment detailing the first season, I nearly stepped into a couple of hot steaming spoilers!