There are many rumors who it could be.
After eight intoxicating weeks of slow-burn mystery building, haunting visuals and poetically bleak monologues, True Detective concluded its first season in the US on Sunday night.
You'll get no spoilers from us, but regardless of how things ended up for world-weary detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, we know that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will not return for the show's next eight episodes.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto has always been clear about the fact that this is an anthology series, designed to be reinvented each season with new characters, a new setting and possibly even a new genre - within the limitation of the title.
It's entirely possible that the next season will focus on a single character, or a group of characters, but for argument's sake let's imagine Pizzolatto is planning to write another two-hander. Who could fill McConaughey and Harrelson's shoes? We rounded up some ideas below…
No, we're not joking - alright, so Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart might have become notorious of late for their amazing bromance, but they're also two highly-respected thesps who've proven on multiple occasions that they have a formidable chemistry on-screen as well as off. Imagine a season that casts Stewart and McKellen as two retired Brit detectives who come out of retirement to solve 'that one case' that foiled them - it could be incredible television.
Buffy Summers: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Veronica Mars: Kristen Belll. Solving crime. Need we say more? These are both remarkably capable actresses best known for a beloved cult character, neither of whom has been well used since their respective shows ended. Gellar's plainly in the market for new television gigs, and, fresh off the Veronica Mars movie, Bell has reminded the world just how winning and complex a screen presence she is when given the right material.
Like McConaughey and Harrelson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are contenders. These real-life BFFs will have the chemistry box ticked right off the bat. Leo bowing out of movie work for even eight episodes of television may feel like a stretch, but the show has even more clout now than it did when McConaughey and Harrelson signed on to what was essentially an unknown quantity, so it's not out of the question. Meanwhile, Maguire just completed a stint on Fox mini-series The Spoils of Babylon, so if anything this would be a substantial step up reports Digital Spy .
There are more contentars you can see but these are the top picks now weather they would really do the show is another story. These are A listers and may not want to stop movies to do a TV show no matter how great it is. We can only wait and see when season 2 starts.