Report: HBO Snags Cop Drama Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

Kate Stanhope
May 1, 2012
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey | Photo Credits: Gary Miller/WireImage

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's latest co-starring effort is headed to HBO, Deadline reports.

The two actors will star in the crime series True Detective, which is nearing a straight-to-series order at the pay cable network.

Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson to star in cop drama

HBO will reportedly order eight episodes of the high-concept cop drama written by The Killing's Nic Pizzolatto. Jane Eyre's Cary Fukunaga will direct all the episodes.

True Detective follows two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), who become entangled in each other's lives during a 17-year manhunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation stretches back to the bizarre murder, which takes place in 1995, and also takes place in 2012, when the case has been reopened. Production on the series is set to start right away. If the show is renewed, subsequent seasons will follow fresh characters and a fresh story.

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