Matthew Mcconaughey

Matthew Mcconaughey

Matthew McConaughey will not be returning for a second season of hit US crime drama True Detective.

The Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club actor stars in the TV miniseries as a troubled police detective who suffers a falling out with his partner, played by Woody Harrelson, as they investigate a string of local murders.

The show, created by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was initially pitched to network executives at HBO as an anthology series, with a different cast of characters tackling a new storyline each season, and now McConaughey has confirmed he will not be returning if the series gets picked up for a second round.

He says, "I won't be back for season two. Season one was finite".

True Detective's season one finale will air in the US on Sunday (09Mar14).