First Trailer for HBO Limited Series TRUE DETECTIVE Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

     September 8, 2013


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.


  • Grace

    Wow. The production value and cinematography are astounding for a television series.

  • Jeremy D

    This looks amazing.

  • LastNinja

    Reminds me of Chiefs

    • Jamesy

      Great shout, not a bad thing though?

      • LastNinja

        An awesome thing :)

  • vismind

    Oh wow. Apart from the crappy greenscreen car inserts in the beginning, this look stunning…

  • Jamesy

    Really looking forward to this, love McConaughey in these types of roles that he can sink his teeth into. Love Harrelson in anything, detective stories are always a good watch and the fact it comes from HBO seals the deal. Looks incredible as well, haven’t seen anything from the director before but I’ll be checking out his work now.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      rampart meets killer joe

  • LL

    The Killing meets True Blood minus the vampires.

  • LL

    The Killing meets True Blood minus the vampires.

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  • LEM

    I wonder if they trade hair pieces sometimes.

  • Tank

    I love Chicken McNuggets and True Detective for sure.

  • keke

    no green screen in that trailor you high

  • Rjd123

    Didn’t even know about this till now. And I cannot wait for it come out.

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