Vince Vaughn in True Detective, Season 2.
July 31, 2015 8:30 AM EDT

HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo defended the latest series of True Detective on Thursday at the Television Critics Association, and said that he was open for a third season if show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto was up for it.

Lombardo responded to the backlash by critics and fans, unhappy with the latest season starring Colin Farrell, by saying that he was pleased with the new instalment.

“I think you need to watch the entirety of it,” said Lombardo. “I think the season’s ending is as satisfying as any series we’ve done.”

Lombardo also voiced his confidence in Pizzolatto, calling him “one of the best writers working in film or television who takes big swings,” according to

“If he wants to do another season, I said the door is open, we’d like to do another season of it” continued Lombardo.

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