With 2013 winding down, HBO is taking the opportunity to offer a preview of the pay cable channel’s January 2014 offerings by way of a trio of new trailers and a new featurette. Briefly:
- Girls – The new trailer for Lena Dunham’s comedy series gives an extended look at the show’s third season, and unsurprisingly the standout is Zosia Mamet’s Shoshanna. Season three kicks off on HBO January 12th.
- Looking – The full-length trailer for HBO new drama/comedy series finally delves a bit into the show’s plot, as the series follows three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Jonathan Groff and Scott Bakula star. The half-hour series premieres on HBO January 19th.
- True Detective – Early word on the network’s upcoming anthology series has been incredibly positive, and this new trailer and 12-minute featurette only work to increase anticipation for the eight-episode run that stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer. The show premieres January 12th on HBO.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and featurette, and to check out the first poster for Looking.
Here’s the synopsis for Girls:
GIRLS returns for its third season immediately after the debut of TRUE DETECTIVE with a special presentation of two episodes back-to-back SUNDAY, JAN. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m.), on HBO, followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy®-winning series is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their 20s. Dunham executive produces along with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner and Ilene S. Landress; Bruce Eric Kaplan is consulting producer. The cast also includes Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky.
Here’s the synopsis for Looking:
LOOKING debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) on HBO. The series revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh (“Weekend”) and Sarah Condon (“Bored to Death”), the show stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett. Special guest stars include Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.
Here’s the synopsis for True Detective:
TRUE DETECTIVE debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. The series stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, 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. Michelle Monaghan also stars as 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. Written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga, who are executive producers along with Steve Golin and Scott Stephens.