This is not alright, alright, alright — Matthew McConaughey will not return for a potential next season of True Detective.
“We won't be back for season two,” McConaughey said backstage at the 86th Academy Awards. “Season one was finite. Eight episodes, that's the [end of conversation].”
The critically acclaimed HBO drama has gained a hefty following, premiering with 2.3 million viewers in January. McConaughey has especially been lauded for his portrayal of a Louisiana homicide detective alongside co-star Woody Harrelson. He also serves as the show's executive producer.
“True Detective, great writing,” he added. “I read two episodes and I'm like, I'm doing this if you'll give me the role of Rustin Cohle, I'm in.”
It was already widely speculated that McConaughey wouldn't be back for another season considering the show was conceived as an anthology. HBO has not yet confirmed a second season of the show.
McConaughey, who won the Best Actor Oscar Sunday for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, discussed the difference between working on an HBO drama and the indie movie that won him his award.
True Detective was basically like a six”'month film. It was one director, eight episodes, 450 pages, basically a 450”'page script. Six months shooting on film. Very considerate. Much more considerate than Dallas Buyers Club. We shot that with one camera, no lights and a tiny crew in 25 days. I was going for the quality and the experience. I don't know what this means, I don't know what the result will be. What can I get an experience out of, Matthew? That's the question I was asking myself.
The season finale of True Detective — McConaughey's last episode — airs March 9.
This article originally appeared on Mashable.