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Awesome trailer and details for HBO's True Detective series starring McConaughey and Harrelson

Sep. 9, 2013by: Paul Shirey

When I first heard that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson would be teaming up in a police drama for HBO it sounded almost too good to be true. Not that it's necessarily a dream pairing, per se, but such a compelling one with both actors having a certain gravitas that may feel underutilized in a TV show. However, we all know that those days are gone, as this is currently the golden age of television. It's no longer a place where careers go to die, but to thrive, and True Detectives looks like something really special. The trailer plays like a taut, suspenseful serial killer thriller seeped in a realistic and dangerous setting with both actors bringing their A-game. It's proof positive that the wheels are still in motion for more outstanding original content hitting the small screen and I couldn't be happier.

Take a look:

Here's a brief synopsis:

The duo star as detectives Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives become entangled while searching for a serial killer in Louisiana.

What I dig even more about this series is that it's an anthology, like FX's American Horror Story. Each 8-episode season would replace the cast and story, making it easier to get top tier talent to shephard a season to fruition and (hopefully) keeping the series from going stale too soon. The first season is penned by Nic Pizzolatto (The Killing) with Cary Fukunaga (JANE EYRE) directing. In addition to McConaughey and Harrelson, co-stars include Kevin Dunn, Alexandra Daddario, Michael Potts, and Michelle Monaghan. For those looking to find a replacement for Breaking Bad or just looking for something new this may well fit the bill.

True Detective kicks off in January 2014 on HBO. McConaughey can next be seen in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET on November 15, 2013, THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB on November 1, 2013, and Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR on November 7, 2014 and Harrelson graces the big screen again in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 26, 2013 and OUT OF THE FURNACE on December 6, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: All right, all right, all right, McConaughey is on a roll, eh?

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11:06AM on 09/10/2013

some of this was filmed a mile or so from my house...

however, my daughter didnt alert me to this until we had left the house---the set 25miles in our aft.
however, my daughter didnt alert me to this until we had left the house---the set 25miles in our aft.
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9:31AM on 09/10/2013

Matthew McConaughey as...

...Daredevil, please.
...Daredevil, please.
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8:40AM on 09/10/2013

Sweet!

Definitely checking this out! I need another HBO show now that True Blood is absolutely horrible and The Newsroom is ending this Sunday and we have a long wait for GoT. Looks like it'll be a more interesting anthology show than American Horror Story....I just can't get into that one, I tried but it's just ridiculous.

On another note......just imagine the amount of pot being smoked on that set....DAMN!
Definitely checking this out! I need another HBO show now that True Blood is absolutely horrible and The Newsroom is ending this Sunday and we have a long wait for GoT. Looks like it'll be a more interesting anthology show than American Horror Story....I just can't get into that one, I tried but it's just ridiculous.

On another note......just imagine the amount of pot being smoked on that set....DAMN!
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4:40PM on 09/10/2013
Which season of American Horror did you check out? I considered both of them very fun.
Which season of American Horror did you check out? I considered both of them very fun.
6:46AM on 09/10/2013
Well I'm all over this one. Some seriously corny lines in there, but w/ these 2 leads? Hell yeah, I'm watching . . .
Well I'm all over this one. Some seriously corny lines in there, but w/ these 2 leads? Hell yeah, I'm watching . . .
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4:53AM on 09/10/2013
McConaughey is all over the right now. I'll def be checking this out.
McConaughey is all over the right now. I'll def be checking this out.
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11:07PM on 09/09/2013

Can't wait for this

Great cast and interesting take on the serial killer genre. Added bonus: looks like there's a decent chance the gorgeous Alexandra Daddario gets naked :)
Great cast and interesting take on the serial killer genre. Added bonus: looks like there's a decent chance the gorgeous Alexandra Daddario gets naked :)
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9:25PM on 09/09/2013
Breaking Bad, Games of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and now this..??

How come TV shows are getting so strong, emotional, and bold while movies are becoming more and more lame, expensive and just the same ol' crap that gets the remake treatment..?

Starz, AMC, HBO, FX.. respect!
Breaking Bad, Games of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and now this..??

How come TV shows are getting so strong, emotional, and bold while movies are becoming more and more lame, expensive and just the same ol' crap that gets the remake treatment..?

Starz, AMC, HBO, FX.. respect!
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1:47AM on 09/10/2013
Because someone needs to fill the void.
Because someone needs to fill the void.
7:43PM on 09/09/2013
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7:43PM on 09/09/2013
ED TV REUNION, BITCH!!!
ED TV REUNION, BITCH!!!
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7:36PM on 09/09/2013
I think this may be my next show to dig into after Breaking Bad!
I think this may be my next show to dig into after Breaking Bad!
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7:31PM on 09/09/2013

McConaughey + Harrelson + HBO?

Count me in.
Count me in.
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