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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." Credit: HBO / Jim Bridges

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."

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 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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