Hot Video: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Play True Detective for HBO

HBO on Sunday night debuted the first trailer for True Detective, its new eight-episode drama series premiering in January 2014 and 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, with current-day testimony from each framing flashbacks to the investigation.

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Among the other cast, Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible) will play Martin’s wife, Maggie.

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Each season of True Detective (should it live beyond Season 1) will feature a new mystery and a different cast, somewhat akin to American Horror Story. Check out the trailer and tell us if you’ll be tuning in.