HBO Picks Up Detective Series Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. Sara says:

    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?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      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.

  3. Sara says:

    Can’t bloody wait.

  4. Ryan says:

    ED TV 2.0 on HBO

    • MJ says:

      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.

  5. jack says:

    For once a show situated in a southern location and NOT loaded down with actors from England or Australia in the lead roll.

  6. JJ says:

    From the writer of ‘The Killing’? Yeah… I’ll pass.

  7. Lorie says:

    I’m in!

  8. hrmr says:

    Can’t even begin to imagine how many bags of Cheetos will be on that set.

  9. jack says:

    @hrmr and funyons too!

  10. Kalie says:

    I think this show will really be about two detectives who smoke a lot of weed.

  11. jules says:

    love the premise and would watch with anyone but yum! Love me some McConaughey!

  12. J says:

    All right, all right, all right…

  13. Sam says:

    This sounds awesome! Wish it would start ASAP!