Jan. 12, 2014
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True Detective

'True Detective' takes place over a seventeen-year period. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case is reopened.

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'True Detective' Renewed For Season 3

It has been talked about for months, and today HBO finally made it official: True Detective will be returning for a third season. The crime anthology series from Nic Pizzolatto last aired a new episode over two years ago, and its future had been in doubt after an uneven second season drew mixed reviews following a widely-acclaimed debut outing.
Pizzolatto, who is currently working on writing Season 3, will be making his directorial debut for the show's next season. What we know about the premise so far is that a macabre crime takes place in the Ozarks and the ensuing mystery will deepen across multiple decades. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has been cast in the lead role as a police detective from Northwest Arkansas.
No time frame has been set for Season 3 of True Detective, though sometime in 2018 appears likely.

6 months ago - Comment [0]

Mahershala Ali confirmed for season 3
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed the network has a deal with the Oscar-winning Moonlight actor to star in a potential third season of the anthology series. In addition to his Oscar win, the House of Cards alum appeared in the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures and gave a scene-stealing performance in Netflix’s Luke Cage.

8 months ago - Comment [0]

True Detective season 3 revived, David Milch joins team
Creator Nic Pizzolatto has penned at least the first two episodes for a potential third edition of the acclaimed anthology crime drama. Emmy-winning writer-producer David Milch — the mind behind dramas such as Deadwood and NYPD Blue — is coming on board to work with Pizzolatto.

12 months ago - Comment [0]

Rachel McAdams Lands 'True Detective' Female Lead
Rachel McAdams has been cast as the female lead in the second go-around of True Detective. She will play Ani Bezzerideas. Taylor Kitsch has also been confirmed. He'll be playing Paul Woodrugh. Read more casting details, plus the role descriptions here.

3 years ago - Comment [4]

HBO Casts Adria Arjona In 'True Detective'
Adria Arjona was cast in a recurring role on the second season of HBO's True Detective. She will play Emily, Kitch's girlish but practical girlfriend. Read more details here.

3 years ago - Comment [0]

7 New Potential Female Leads For 'True Detective'
7 actresses will do another read through for the female lead for True Detective, Ani Bezzerides. Besides Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, a few more have been added to the shortlist: Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Malin Ackerman, Jaimie Alexander, Oona Chaplin, Brit Marling, and Kelly Reilly. Read the ShareTV news article for more details.

3 years ago - Comment [1]

HBO Denies 'True Detective' Plagiarism Claims
Though HBO writer Nic Pizzolatto has recently been accused of plagiarizing some of True Detective's dialogue, HBO has recently released a statement supporting the originality of Pizzolatto's work. Click here to read the full story!

3 years ago - Comment [0]

Colin Farrell & Taylor Kitsch In Talks To Star In 'True Detective' Season Two
It seems the casting process for Season Two of HBO’s True Detective is hotting up. It has been reported that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are in serious discussions for two of the season’s lead roles. At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, HBO president Michael Lombardo said a Season Two casting announcement was imminent, and added, “The two scripts we have are…more exciting than the first season.” Series creator Nic Pizzolatto, meanwhile has stated that the new season will be set in California and feature “four central roles.”

3 years ago - Comment [1]

'True Detective' Season Two Details Revealed
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto has just revealed a very big piece of game-changing news about Season Two of True Detective. The highly anticipated second installment will feature not two, but three leads! The shows second season will take place in California, not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California. Pizzolatto also stated that Season Two will be about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system."

3 years ago - Comment [2]

Matthew McConaughey Will Not Return For Season Two Of 'True Detective'
Shortly after Matthew McConaughey was awarded for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, completing his acting transformation from rom-com actor to compelling leading man, the Oscar-winner announced he would not be returning for the second season of the hit HBO crime series True Detective . Backstage at the Academy Awards in Hollywood last night, McConaughey broke the news. "I won't be back for season two,” he said. “Season one was finite."

4 years ago - Comment [21]

'True Detective' UK Premiere Date Announced
The 8 episode first season of HBO’s anthology series True Detective will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Saturday February 22nd at 9pm, it has been announced. True Detective follows two detectives, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

4 years ago - Comment [9]

HBO Announces 'True Detective' Premiere Date
HBO today anounced its Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson limited series 'True Detective' will premiere on Sunday January 12th at 9/8c.

4 years ago - Comment [3]

True Detective Trailer
Watch the trailer for HBO's new detective series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on the ShareTV blog by clicking here.

4 years ago - Comment [0]

'True Detective' Slated For January Premiere
The crime drama 'True Detective' will be joining the network's lineup early next year, in January, it was announced on Thursday. The series, set in New Orleans, follows two detectives whose lives are brought together by a bizarre murder case in 1995, and again in 2012 when the case is re-opened. Stars include Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

4 years ago - Comment [0]
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