“Around here, darkness lives on both sides of the law.”
The new moody cop series True Detective will start this January according to HBO. The Bayou-based drama features Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana detectives attempting to catch a serial killer. If you haven’t already seen the wonderfully atmospheric teaser trailer released in June, do yourself a favor and watch it now.
While the clip is short, it’s filled with great scenes of muddy wetlands, delapidated buildings, and creepy messages. It’s simply drenched with tension and certainly makes Louisiana seem like a great setting for a dreary murder mystery. A full-length trailer for the series will premiere right before the season 4 premiere of Boardwalk Empire this Sunday. While there’s no firm date in January for the premiere as of yet, winter can’t come fast enough.
True Detectives continues the recent trend of television studios attracting big name talent to the small screen. Television is quickly becoming a prime destination for stars who are serious about making quality work, and flexing acting muscles they haven’t had to use in a while. Matthew McConaughey, especially, is having a bit of a career renniscense as of late, appearing in critically acclaimed films such as, the small-town murder drama Bernie, the indie Mud, the black comedy Killer Joe, and the stripper drama Magic Mike. Let’s hope True Detective is more in line with those films than it is with something like Fool’s Gold.