5 Unnerving Teasers for HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

     October 11, 2013


HBO’s True Detective is one my most-anticipated TV shows.  Per our previous description of the unique series, “Directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre), the series is described as an “elevated serial narrative” that uses multiple perspectives and time frames.  Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-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 has been reopened.  The show is envisioned as an anthology, and these first eight episodes will tell a complete story involving McConaughey and Harrelson’s characters.”  What I like about these teasers is that they’re not really selling the marquee stars.  They’re selling the tone, and it’s a tone that looks excitingly off-kilter.

Hit the jump to check out the teasers.  True Detective premieres in January 2014.

Via The Playlist.