HBO Drops New Trailer for 'True Detective,' Launches Website
The trailers released to date for HBO's 'True Detective' make the series feel like a very dark and intense feature film rather than a television serial. It doesn't hurt that the show has two bona fide movie stars in the starring roles: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. These two actors are huge names with several accolades and very impressive filmogrophies. In 'True Detective,' they each play Louisiana Detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a killer, ranging from the original investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 to the reopening of the case in 2012.
McConaughey plays Rust Cohle, a pessimist, loner and antisocial detective suffering from depression (and, perhaps, a slew of other mental ailments). Balancing Cohle is Harrelson's character, Martin Hart; Hart is a family man with little girls who does his job to prevent the horror from spilling over into the lives of honest, innocent Americans. The newest trailer, embedded below, illustrates the differences between the two men and their characters. "I'm what's called a pessimist," Cohle says, "it means I'm bad at parties."
"You ain't great outside parties, either." Hart responds.
Michelle Monaghan also stars as Harrelson's character Hart’s wife, Maggie, who struggles to keep her family together as the men in her life become locked in a cycle of violence and obsession. These characters and their stories play out against the backdrop of an horrific murder from 1995 that changes each one of them in deep, profound ways.
The combination of a stellar cast with a mysterious plotline that spans nearly two decades has got me salivating already. 'True Detective' debuts Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 9 p.m.--one hour prior to the season premiere of 'Girls.'
I'm not much of a fan of HBO shows but this one I am interested in. I've read some good things about it and it sounds quite interesting. I'll definitely be giving it a chance and hoping it meets my expectations!