‘Texas Chainsaw’s Alexandra Daddario, ‘Twilight Saga’s Elizabeth Reaser, 2 ‘Wire’ Alums Join New HBO Series ‘True Detective’

January 15, 2013

EXCLUSIVEAlexandra Daddario, star of the recent No.1 movie Texas Chainsaw 3D, Elizabeth Reaser, co-star of the blockbuster Twilight Saga franchise and The Wire alums Wood Harris and Michael Potts have joined the cast of True Detective, HBO‘s upcoming eight-episode drama series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The project is described as an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case was reopened. Michelle Monaghan was recently cast as the female lead, Hart’s wife Maggie. Daddario will play Lisa Tragnetti, a sexy court reporter whose relationship with Hart takes a dark turn for them both. Reaser will play Laurie Perkins, Cohle’s (McConaughey) pretty, refined girlfriend, a surgeon who works at the hospital with Maggie, and has dated Cohle for 4 years. Potts will play Maynard Gilbough, a cerebral detective. Harris will play Detective Thomas Papania, Gilbough’s partner. The two question Hart and Cohle about the 1995 case and feel the duo is hiding something. Daddario, repped by UTA and McKeon Myones, next reprises her role as Annabeth in the Percy Jackson sequel Sea Of Monsters. Reaser played the lead on the CBS series The Ex List and has done arcs on The Good Wife and Grey’s Anatomy.

Related stories

HBO Picks Up Matthew-Woody Series ‘True Detective’ With Eight-Episode Order

Martin Scorsese To Make Documentary About Bill Clinton For HBO

HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From Michael Lannan, David Marshall Grant & Sarah Condon

Get more from Deadline.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter

What to Read Next