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Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConnaughey to be True Detectives

04.11.2012

Best buds Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConnaughey are set to team up for a cop drama cable TV series called True Detectives, which would be a reunion of sorts after the two of them collaborated on EDtv and SURFER, DUDE.  Director Cary Fukunaga (JANE EYRE) will direct the 8-part series, which is described as:

"An elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened."

The concept is similar to that of FX's hit show American Horror Story, featuring a season-by-season change in characters and story, which frees up bigger-name talent to work on a series without the commitment of a multi-year contract.  This serialized approach is a step in the right direction in my opinion.  I don't think every new show needs to follow this model, but when appropriate, I think it's fitting. 

No word on what network this will air, but expect more announcements as this gets behind the lens.

Extra Tidbit: Do you have a preference between a multi-year show or a season-by-season show?
Source: Deadline

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