HBO stayed extra busy this week. After confirming second seasons for their two latest series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' comedy Veep, and Girls, the New York City-set comedy from indie actress Lena Dunham and Apatow Productions, HBO acquired the cop drama TRUE DETECTIVE starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Nic Pizzolatto wrote the drama about detectives Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson) investigating a serial killer in Louisiana over 17 years. Cary Fukunaga signed on to direct the eight-episode debut season with Richard Brown, Steve Golin and Brad Dorros of Anonymous Content onboard to produce.
Pizzolatto, who also wrote two episodes of the AMC crime series The Killing, described a series similar to FX’s American Horror Story with following seasons changing the cast and the story.
Harrelson, currently in theaters as Haymitch Abernathy in the box office phenomenon The Hunger Games, recently joined the crime drama Out of the Furnace.
McConaughey stars alongside Jack Black in director Richard Linklater’s crime drama Bernie.
Fans, what are your thoughts on True Detective? Is this an HBO series that gets you excited?