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Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConnaughey to be True Detectives

04.11.2012
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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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1:24PM on 04/11/2012
I'm on board with this. McConnaughey's pretty good in legal dramas (Lincoln Lawyer, Time to Kill) and Harrelson's pretty good in...well, anything.
I'm on board with this. McConnaughey's pretty good in legal dramas (Lincoln Lawyer, Time to Kill) and Harrelson's pretty good in...well, anything.
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1:48PM on 04/11/2012
The concept of season-to-season show is exciting, but the multi-year shows can be too good to pass up sometimes, especially when the creator has a plan and doesn't stretch it out for too long.
The concept of season-to-season show is exciting, but the multi-year shows can be too good to pass up sometimes, especially when the creator has a plan and doesn't stretch it out for too long.
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