HBO's new crime mystery "True Detective" doesn't premiere until January 12th, but you can feast your eyes on a brand-new trailer for the atmospheric whodunit (or maybe, whatdunit), starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two seasoned police detectives who are reunited to finish a grisly homicide case that has been haunting them for decades.
Created by Nic Pizzolatto (AMC's "The Killing"), "True Detective" has been set up as a potential series where each season would feature a new crime story with a whole new cast -- somewhat in the vein of FX's American Horror Story (although, a number of cast members on that show return to play different characters).
Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre) directs all eight episodes of the first season of "True Detective," which also stars Michelle Monaghan, Alexandra Daddario, Kevin Dunn and Shea Whigham. The show begins airing on Sunday nights in January.
In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.
True Detective stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Dunn, Tory Kittles, Michael Potts, Alexandra Daddario, Shea Whigham