It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Two of America's most charming Southern-flavored actors doing a buddy-detective story on cable? Perhaps an oversimplification, but for now it seems like HBO has won the bidding war to the high-profile new drama 'True Detective,' written by 'The Killing's own Nic Pizzolato.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson first worked together over a decade ago in Ron Howard's largely ignored 'Ed TV.' But the two became friends and are now looking to headline a cop show by director Cary Fukunaga ('Jane Eyre') called 'True Detective.' They have a writer and a episode count, what they don't have yet is a network.