Just over a year ago, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson struck a deal with HBO to star in “True Detective,” an upcoming TV series created by Nic Pizzolatto.
“True Detective” follows Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), a pair of police detectives tasked with finding the serial killer behind a bizarre murder in Louisiana. The story will reportedly take place from multiple perspectives in different years, beginning in 1995 as well as present day sequences in which the case is reopened.
Kevin Dunn, Michelle Monaghan, Alexandra Daddario, Tory Kittles, Michael Potts and Elizabeth Reaser co-star on “True Detective,” which will run for eight episodes in its first season. Although the premiere is still several months away, HBO has released the first teaser trailer for “True Detective” and a glimpse of McConaughey and Harrelson in character.
If “True Detective” goes into a second season, it will reportedly feature an entirely new cast and story while retaining the time twisting narrative. “True Detective” Season 1 will premiere on HBO in 2014.