HBO Picks Up Detective Series Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

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HBO emerged as the winner of a bidding war and ordered straight to series True Detective, an eight-part drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, our sister site Deadline reports.

True Detective stars McConaughey and Harrelson as detectives whose paths cross and converge over the course of a 17-year-long hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana, with current day testimony from each framing flashbacks to the investigation.

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The first eight-episode season would solve the first mystery, with any subsequent seasons to unravel new cases.

Nic Pizzolatto (The Killing) penned True Detectives, while Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) is on board to direct.



Comments (17)

  • Count me in! Great leading men and so happy to see HBO continuing its run of good drama…as long as they don’t abandon it after a couple of seasons like they do with everything I love!

    Comment by Valerie Leung – April 30, 2012 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok, who else didn’t realize til just now how similar these two actors look???
    Also, how bout some info on when to expect this show on the air?

    Comment by Sara – April 30, 2012 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There are only a couple of scripts written at this point, and it only just got ordered to series. Premiere info is a long ways off. But we’ll surely keep you posted.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – May 1, 2012 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t bloody wait.

    Comment by Sara – April 30, 2012 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ED TV 2.0 on HBO

    Comment by Ryan – April 30, 2012 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the exact same thing when I saw this that they played brothers on EdTV. They definitely have a viewer in me. Surprised they wanted to go to TV though from the big screen.

      Comment by MJ – May 1, 2012 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For once a show situated in a southern location and NOT loaded down with actors from England or Australia in the lead roll.

    Comment by jack – April 30, 2012 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do i sense a hint of Xenophobia?

      Anyway, Looking forward to two talented actors who are also friends tackle this.

      Comment by Theo – April 30, 2012 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • From the writer of ‘The Killing’? Yeah… I’ll pass.

    Comment by JJ – April 30, 2012 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol this. About an endless hunt for a killer…sounds agonizingly familiar

      Comment by Mía – May 1, 2012 12:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m in!

    Comment by Lorie – May 1, 2012 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t even begin to imagine how many bags of Cheetos will be on that set.

    Comment by hrmr – May 1, 2012 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @hrmr and funyons too!

    Comment by jack – May 1, 2012 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think this show will really be about two detectives who smoke a lot of weed.

    Comment by Kalie – May 1, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love the premise and would watch with anyone but yum! Love me some McConaughey!

    Comment by jules – May 1, 2012 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All right, all right, all right…

    Comment by J – May 1, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds awesome! Wish it would start ASAP!

    Comment by Sam – May 2, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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