High demand for 'True Detective' finale crashes HBO Go

Woody Harrelson, left, and Matthew McConaughey in HBO's Woody Harrelson, left, and Matthew McConaughey in HBO's "True Detective." Photo Credit: HBO / Jim Bridges

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High demand for Sunday night's season finale of HBO's "True Detective," starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as investigators in a more than 15-year hunt for a serial killer, created technical issues for HBO Go, the pay-cable network's on-demand service.

"Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for 'True Detective,' we've been made aware of an issue affecting some users," the HBO Go Twitter account posted. "Please try again soon."

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It was not until Mionday morning that the service tweeted, "The issues affecting HBO Go last night have been resolved. Thank you for being patient."

The finale of the critically well-received eight-episode miniseries attracted 3.5 million viewers, up from the Jan. 13 premiere's 2.3 million.

While HBO has not announced a season two, series creator Nic Pizzolatto Monday told Hitfix.com that, "This is really early, but I'll tell you [it's about] hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system." McConaughey has previously said he would not be returning.

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