While everybody was freaking out over ‘Breaking Bad’s’ ending, HBO debuted the first full-length trailer for a new detective series ‘True Detective‘, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.
Written by US novelist Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre), the upcoming eight-part complete series is described as an ‘elevated serial narrative’ that uses multiple perspectives and time frames.
McConaughey stars as Rust Cohle and Harrelson as Martin Hart, a pair of police detectives assigned to solve a bizarre series of murders in Louisiana over the course of seventeen-years, recounted through what appear to be flashbacks.
The show will premiere on HBO in January, co-starring Kevin Dunn, Michelle Monaghan, Alexandra Daddario, Tory Kittles, Michael Potts and Elizabeth Reaser.
Take a look at the first full-length trailer (the first teaser went out in June), teasing a strong character focus and Fukunaga’s commanding visual style.
The concept is for the 8-episode first season to resolve the mystery at hand, with subsequent seasons using same structure but new characters and story.