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True Detective is an HBO series about the search for a ritualistic serial killer across a seventeen year span. The action takes place in Louisiana, with the personal dramas of the detectives as riveting as the search for the killer. With every season there will be more twists, and more personal stories, as this series is an anthology, and will be debuting new characters and casts each year.

The show begins as two detectives confront the sight of an unclothed woman, arranged in a kneeling position, with antlers placed on her head and giving the appearance of being in prayer. This scene kicks off the resulting seventeen year pursuit of the individual responsible for this heinous and baffling crime.

The interplay between the two detectives is as fascinating as the meticulous detail paid to every aspect of the investigation. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson do a superb job with the script by Nic Pizzolato, leaving viewers hanging on every revelation of both the case investigation and the detective’s personal lives.

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Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on HBO
1 Season, 8 Episodes - Currently Airing
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True Detective Full Episode Guide

  • Hart and Cohle find a missed detail and recieve a new lead in their 17-year-old case.

  • Hart and Cohle set aside their differences while investigating a string of disappearances that have connections to the symbology of the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

  • Maggie offers insight into Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart went awry and he quit the force.

  • Hart and Cohle bask in solving a case. Meanwhile, Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with disturbing new intelligence.

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SAG Award Nominations Include 'True Detective,' 'Game of Thrones' and Lots of 'Birdman'
Rachel McAdams Confirmed for 'True Detective' Season 2 Cast

She and Taylor Kitsch will be joining Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell.

Watch Ellen Page and Kate Mara as Tiny Detectives

This "Funny or Die" sketch is the best thing ever.

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Confirmed for 'True Detective' Season Two

#TrueDetectiveSeasonTwo is finally solved!

'True Detective' Creator May Have Plagarized

Things aren't looking great for Nic Pizzolatto...

Now Vince Vaughn Might Star in 'True Detective' Season 2

Wait, really? Vince Vaughn?

Colin Farrell Might Star in 'True Detective' Season Two

Will the next great American detective be Irish? Deadline is reporting that Colin Farrell is in "deep talks" to play one of the leading roles in season two of HBO's "True Detective." If cast, Farrell would take the torch from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who starred in the first season of the anthology show. Each season of "True Detective" will feature a new cast and a new location, though HBO and series creator Nic Pizzolatto have been exceptionally secretive about any details for the upcoming season.

'True Detective' Season Two Might Star Jessica Chastain

Here's a #TrueDetectiveSeason2 that might actually come true. Jessica Chastain has reportedly been offered the lead role in "True Detective" season two, according to Nerdist. The report is unconfirmed, and as of yet Chastain's reps haven't responded for comment. If true, this would confirm rumors that series creator Nic Pizzolatto has been considering a female-driven cast in the show's second season.

'True Detective' Gets Spoofed By 'The Soup' - Watch Now!

"True Detective" has never made more sense. In anticipation of the season finale of HBO's hit show "True Detective," Joel McHale and "The Soup" have put together a parody of the show, along with a little help from "Community" star Jim Rash. In the video, McHale and Rash take on the roles of Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson's Marty Hart, respectively.

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