True Detective Season 2

True Detective Backlash: HBO Boss 'Enormously Proud' of Season 2

An investigation into who, or what, perpetrated True Detective‘s epic sophomore slump was formally opened Thursday when HBO president Michael Lombardo faced the media at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Asked to weigh in on the critical drubbing the anthology drama has received, Lombardo said he’s “enormously proud” of the current second season, adding that the upcoming finale “is as satisfying as any I’ve seen.”

“I think you need to watch the entirety of it,” he continued. “I have, and I think it’s enormously satisfying. I have never been in the business of micromanaging the process. [Series creator Nic Pizzolatto] is a bold storyteller, and I mean that only in the most positive ways. … I think it pays off in this particular season.”

Regarding a potential third season, “I told [Nic] our door is open. I’d love to do another season with him. I think he’s spectacular.”