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The series follows a pair of detectives, Martin Hart and Rust Cohle, who had investigated a "macabre murder by a killer with disturbing occult leanings" back in 1995.

Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey to Star in HBO’s ‘True Detective’

True Detective, a new drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey is set to debut next month on HBO. The series follows a pair of detectives, Martin Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey) of the Louisiana Criminal Investigation Division, who had investigated a “macabre murder by a killer with disturbing occult leanings” back in 1995. The troubling case affected both their lives deeply.  The bizarre case had affected both their lives in unexpected, sometimes catastrophic ways.true-detective-hbo

Now a new case, eerily similar to the original murder, brings back memories of the ’95 investigation as the two detectives, according to HBO, “tell the story of both the investigation and their lives, including why Cohle left CID in 2002.”

The partners seem polar opposites. The outgoing Hart is a family man whose marriage is struggling under the stress of his livelihood; Texan Cohle is a former undercover narcotics detective. He is reclusive, with a bleak world view. But what unites them is their shared determination for justice and a “facility, for violence that will inflict irreparable damage on both men.”

The series premieres January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.

About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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