HBO is all about their original series set in backwoods Louisiana with “True” in the title – and now that one is ending, they’ve got another one to take its place.
Except this one isn’t about vampires. It’s about a bizarre ritualistic murder and it stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as detectives who might just live on the darker side of the law.
It’s called True Detective, and HBO has just released the first trailer:
Here’s HBO’s official synopsis:
In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they’d left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.
I mean, this sounds awesome. The first trailer is awesome. But to be completely honest, HBO had me at “starring Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle.” Rust Cohle? Now that’s just way too good.
Expect True Detective to hit the HBO lineup in January of 2014. The first season will run for 8 episodes. Hopefully, this can be the next great HBO series. I’ve got high hopes for this one.
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