Cop drama has a killer plot

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net­work HBO has or­dered a new se­ries called True De­tec­tive, which teams Matthew Mcconaughey and Woody Har­rel­son (pic­tured), work­ing to­gether again for the first time since the 1990s movie ED-TV. The high-con­cept cop drama is penned by Nic Piz­zo­latto and di­rected by Cary Fuku­naga ( Jane Eyre). True De­tec­tive sparked a bid­ding war when it was shopped to US net­works this month. Its mak­ers de­scribe it as an el­e­vated se­rial nar­ra­tive with mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives and time frames. It fol­lows de­tec­tives Rust Cohle (Mcconaughey) and Martin Hart (Har­rel­son), whose lives en­twine dur­ing a 17-year hunt for a se­rial killer in Louisiana. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion of a bizarre 1995 mur­der is framed and in­ter­laced with tes­ti­mony from the de­tec­tives in 2012, when the case re­opens. The eight-episode first sea­son will re­solve its mys­tery. Sub­se­quent sea­sons could use the same struc­ture but new char­ac­ters and story.

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