Scoop: Michelle Monaghan Joins HBO Drama True Detective as Female Lead

Michael Ausiello
TVLine.comJanuary 14, 2013
Scoop: Michelle Monaghan Joins HBO Drama True Detective as Female Lead

Michelle Monaghan has lined up her next mission.

The Mission: Impossible stunner has joined the cast of True Detective, HBO’s upcoming eight-episode drama series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Billed as an elevated narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames, the show centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide during a 17 year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Monaghan will play Maggie Hart, Martin’s wife who makes a hard decision that has long-reaching and devastating consequences.

Novelist and former Killing scribe Nic Pizzolatto will pen the series with Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) directing all eight episodes.

Each season of True Detective (should it live beyond Season 1) will feature a new mystery and a completely different cast.


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