Crimezine is pleased to report that True Detective is the new HBO-TV cop drama, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The first eight-episode season of the new show was written by Nic Pizzolatto who also wrote for the AMC series The Killing.
Harrelson & Mc Conaughey star as detectives Martin Hart, (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey), whose paths cross while searching for a serial killer in Lousiana. The story arc kicks off in 1995 and concludes in 2012. So sadly no fedoras crime fans.
Subsequent seasons will feature new stories and characters, not unlike FX’s American Horror Story. Given the limited time commitment needed to film a season, creators hope that True Detective, like AHS, would attract an array of major league stars for future seasons.
Crimeziners may remember that McConaughey and Harrelson also appeared in the movies Surfer, Dude and Welcome to Hollywood.