The first full-length trailer for the upcoming HBO limited series True Detective aired earlier tonight on the pay cable network, and it is now available online for all to see. Directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre), the series is described as an “elevated serial narrative” that uses multiple perspectives and time frames. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened. The show is envisioned as an anthology, and these first eight episodes will tell a complete story involving McConaughey and Harrelson’s characters.
This first trailer is excellent, teasing a strong character focus and an excellent visual style from Fukunaga. Really looking forward to this one. Hit the jump to take a look for yourself. True Detective will premiere on HBO in January.