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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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'True Detective' Season 2 Trailer Hits, Features a Haggard Colin Farrell

The first look at "True Detective" season two is finally here! HBO released the first teaser trailer today, and while there's no dialogue we can still get a good idea of the tone for the second season...namely, that it will be a lot like the first. We have our haggard cop, played by Colin Farrell, who will likely be our Rust Cohle of the season (although perhaps a little more corrupt, based on what we know of the plot). Vince Vaughn is heavily featured as well, and looks like he'll be showing off his dramatic side.

Rachel McAdams Confirmed for 'True Detective' Season 2 Cast

It's finally official: Rachel McAdams will be joining the cast of "True Detective" in season two. The news comes after months of speculation over who would be playing the lead female role in the series after creator Nic Pizzolatto hinted that there would be at least one female detective protagonist in the second season. McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a Southern California detective whose "uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.

Watch Ellen Page and Kate Mara as Tiny Detectives

Sure, there's a lot of buzz about "True Detective" right now. But what you really need in your life is "Tiny Detectives." This hilarious sketch from "Funny or Die" features Ellen Page (who is 5'1") and Kate Mara (who is 5'2") in a sort-of parody of the first season of "True Detective." We'll forgive the fact that the parody is about a year late since we love Page and Mara so darned much. These tiny detectives show us the pitfalls of being short and also attempting to solve crimes.

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

It's official: "True Detective" season two has its stars! Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have been confirmed as the stars of the new season, according to the show's official Facebook page. The two actors will be taking over for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who headed up the first season. The news follows months of speculation over the show's casting, which included rumors that Jessica Chastain and Taylor Kitsch were also being seriously considered. It's likely that Kitsch is out with the casting of these two, but Chastain might still be a possibility, especially considering the flack the show got for its lack of female roles (who weren't mistresses, prostitutes or plot devices).

'True Detective' Creator May Have Plagarized

Was Rust Cohle just quoting a book this whole time? "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto is under fire today as accusations of plagiarism have come up concerning the first season of the HBO show. Specifically, fans of philosopher Thomas Ligotti are saying that Pizzolatto lifted exact phrases and took ideas from Ligotti's "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror," which already sounds like a book that Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle would have read.

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

"True Detective" has become known for its dark storylines and dramatic performances. Vince Vaughn is known for "Wedding Crashers" and "Old School." The two are about to collide, as rumor has it that Vaughn is in talks with HBO to star in "True Detective" season two. Of course, rumors don't mean much, especially when it comes to "True Detective" casting. So far, there have been reports that Jessica Chastain, Taylor Kitsch, Colin Farrell, and even Brad Pitt were discussing a role with the network in the show's upcoming season.

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. This could, in part, be a response to criticisms that the first season of the show was on the misogynistic side; there were few female characters, and those that did exist were mostly strippers or mistresses.

'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. But their interpretation is a little different. Playing off both the sometimes convoluted details of the show, as well as the thick accents, McHale and Rash deliver gibberish while the rest of the fake "True Detective" co-stars struggle to figure out just what the heck they're saying.

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