True Detective on HBO has its premiere on Sunday night at 9 p.m. with a strong cast led by Matthew McConaughey (Rustin Cohle) and Woody Harrelson (Martin Hart).
Michelle Monaghan (Maggie Hart), Michael Potts (Detective Maynard Golbough), Tory Kittles (Detective Thomas Papania), and Kevin Dunn (Major Ken Quesada) also star.
Harrelson and McConaughey are also executive producers. The series was shot in Louisiana and will have eight episodes in its first season.
In 1995, Hart and Cohle, partners in Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division, are assigned to a macabre murder by a killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they attempt to uncover the secrets of this bizarre crime, their own lives collide and intertwine in unexpected, sometimes catastrophic ways.
In 2012, When a similar case leads to an investigation of the original ’95 murder by two new detectives, Martin and Rust separately tell the story of both the investigation and their lives, including why Cohle left CID in 2002.
HBO describes episode 1: “Former Louisiana State CID partners Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle give separate statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute, Dora Lange, 17 years earlier. As they look back, details of the crime, replete with occult overtones, are accompanied by insights into the detectives’ volatile partnership and personal lives.”
Check out the trailer below.