Scoop: Michelle Monaghan Joins HBO Drama True Detective as Female Lead

michelleMichelle Monaghan has lined up her next mission.

The Mission: Impossible stunner has joined the cast of True Detective, HBO’s upcoming eight-episode drama series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Billed as an elevated narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames, the show centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide during a 17 year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Monaghan will play Maggie Hart, Martin’s wife who makes a hard decision that has long-reaching and devastating consequences.

Novelist and former Killing scribe Nic Pizzolatto will pen the series with Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) directing all eight episodes.

Each season of True Detective (should it live beyond Season 1) will feature a new mystery and a completely different cast.

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  1. Teag says:

    Love her. She should get more work.

  2. brutony says:

    I’ll give her more work, allright!

  3. Sarah says:

    I absolutely love this girl. I wish I had HBO. This sounds like a great show!

  4. Mick says:

    Anyone else think this show sounds like Boomtown ?

  5. Alan says:

    cool cast. michelle monaghan needs a regular job, i dont know why but the first thing i thought was she is the serial killer

  6. Mac says:

    Interesting Premise. Might be worth a looksee.