True Detective

I think we can all agree with the likes of The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Boardwalk Empire firmly tucked under their belt, HBO can rightly be considered one of the finest purveyors of top class dramas and comedies and they certainly look as though they have one of the former on their hands in this exceptional looking trailer for their upcoming series, True Detective, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

This first rate looking drama, which is pencilled in for a January release Stateside, has a highly unusual premise in so much as each season will feature two different lead detectives (with McConaughey and Harrelson taking the lead in series one) as the show spans a seventeen year manhunt for a serial killer in the American deep south. The show was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto and wonderfully directed by Cary Fukunaga, who certainly seems to have captured the dark side of the characters in the show with masterful directorial techniques. The show, in The Coolector’s humble opinion, looks to be a genuine contender to The Wire’s untouchable throne and we can’t wait for it to make its way across the Atlantic to British shores in due course.

Find out more about the show at Darkness Becomes You.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.