True Detective Shuts Down HBO's Streaming System

Posted by David Konow

 

Right now, True Detective is one of the hottest shows on TV, and it’s sure to only get more popular now that Matthew McConaughey is the comeback kid. In fact, the show has become so popular, it shut down HBO Go from so many people tuning in to see the finale.
 
HBO Go is the network’s on demand service, and as E!Online tells us, it just couldn’t take the strain of so many people tuning in. As the network apologized, via Twitter, “Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we’ve been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon.”
Once everything got all fixed up, there was another tweet thanking fans for being patient. It’s funny to think this is the modern equivalent of when TV shows would go kablewie, and a network would have to put up a title card announcing technical difficulties beyond their control.
 
While McConaughey won’t be back for season two, the show’s creator has promised that the next season will feature “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Sounds good, no?