Airdate: True Detective

By David Knox on January 2, 2014 / Filed Under Pay TV, Top Stories 4

True  DetectiveHBO’s first big drama series for 2014 begins in less than two week’s time.

True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as detectives hunting for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years.

This series created by novelist and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto includes multiple timelines.

It will be fastracked by Showcase on Monday week.

In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they’d left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.

Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto (‘The Killing’) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (‘Sin Nombre,’ ‘Jane Eyre’), ‘True Detective’ stars Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart and Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle. The series also stars Michelle Monaghan (‘Mission: Impossible III’) as Maggie, Hart’s wife; Kevin Dunn (‘Veep’) as Major Quesada, the supervising officer in 1995; and Tory Kittles (‘Sons of Anarchy’) and Michael Potts (‘The Wire’) as Dets. Papania and Gilbough, the investigators now probing Hart and Cohle for answers.

6:30pm Monday 13 January advance screening (premiere 8:30pm Tuesday January 14).


  1. fredofrog January 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm -

    Who’s the Chris Isaak lookalike?

  2. TBone23 January 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm -

    Awesome thanks for the heads up.

  3. David Knox January 2, 2014 at 9:49 am -

    Yes, this month.

  4. DanR January 2, 2014 at 7:51 am -

    Great news, really looking forward to this.

    David, any news on Foxtel fast tracking Looking?

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