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.