HBO Lands Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson Cop Drama
The premium cable network has given an
eight-episode series order to the anthology effort from Nic Pizzolatto
with Jane Eyre'sCary Fukunaga attached to direct.
The premium cable network has landed True Detective, a cop drama starring friends Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The project, written by Nic Pizzolatto and packaged
by Anonymous Content, went out to networks earlier this month with HBO
giving an eight-episode series order to the effort.
The duo will star as detectives Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin
Hart (Harrelson) whose lives become entangled while searching for a
serial killer in Louisiana. True Detective's first season will
follow the the 17-year hunt for the killer with following seasons
replacing the cast and story -- a similar format that FX has employed
for its freshman hit American Horror Story from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.