The Oscar winner portrayed troubled homicide investigator Detective Rustin 'Rust' Cohle opposite Woody Harrelson in the first season of the anthology series, but they had to sit out season two as it featured a whole new storyline and an entirely new cast, including Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel MCAdams.

Creator Nic Pizzolatto has yet to lay out concrete plans for a third season of the HBO series, but during an interview on America's The Rich Eisen Show on Friday (16Dec16), MCConaughey admitted he "wouldn't hesitate for a second" to reprise his role - if given the opportunity.

The actor had hinted about a possible return to the show in a previous interview with host Rich Eisen, and when asked if there had been any new developments on his involvement with the series, the star revealed he'd be "open to it for sure".

However, fans hoping to see the 47-year-old on the small screen again will have to await confirmation from Pizzolatto.

"That conversation you and I had caught wings because I hear that all the time now," MCConaughey said. "That ball's not advanced at all. I've talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto, who's taking a little break from it. But again, if that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn't hesitate for a second."

MCConaughey's heart-wrenching turn in True Detective earned him unanimous praise from critics, as well as several accolades, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a Television Critics Association Award.