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‘True Detective’ Teaser: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Star in HBO’s New Series

How does HBO convince you to keep subscribing now that ‘Game of Thrones‘ is on break? By letting you know that they have a crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and directed by Cary Fukunaga on the way! The first teaser for ‘True Detective‘ doesn’t give us a plot or much footage, but it sells a mood so creepy and mysterious that we just know we’ll tune in.

Much like AMC’s ‘The Killing,’ the eight-episode first season of ‘True Detective’ will follow a single police investigation. Unlike ‘The Killing,’ it probably won’t turn out to be a massive wet fart of a series. Well, our fingers are crossed on that one, but with HBO footing the bill and an absurdly talented bunch in front of and behind the camera, we’ve set our expectations pretty high.

The exact details of the plot remain under wraps but, we know that ‘True Detective’ will follow police investigators Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson) as they pursue a serial killer across Louisiana. All eight episodes are helmed by Fukunaga, an indie darling whose ‘Sin Nombre’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ are atmospheric wonders. With actors as good as McConaughey and Harrelson in the leads and a single creative voice calling the shots, this show is already looking to be one of the most fascinating projects on horizon. It feels like less of a new HBO series and more like an eight hour Fukunaga film, which is an exciting prospect indeed.

‘True Detective’ is set to arrive in 2014. We’ll let you know the exact air dates as soon as they’re announced.

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