Last night, while Matthew McConaughey was busy winning the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club, HBO was busy screening the penultimate episode of True Detective – the critically acclaimed mini-series starring McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. While the episode set the stage for an epic finale, HBO delivered their teaser trailer to whet our appetites further.
Premiering to great reviews in January 2014, True Detective is a mini-series crime drama created and produced by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Nic Pizzolatto (The Killing). With Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) directing each of the eight episodes in season one, the story uses multiple timelines to follow the 17 year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana, led by two State Police homicide detectives (McConaughey and Harrelson).
Since the show was conceived as an anthology, any potential subsequent seasons are intended to feature different casts of characters in different stories. Star Matthew McConaughey took the opportunity – while talking to press backstage at the 2014 Oscars – to confirm that he will not return to the role of Detective Rustin Cohle:
“No, I won’t be back for season two. Season one was finite.”
Fans need not despair, however, as there is still episode eight to be enjoyed. Titled ‘Form And Void’, no details will be released prior to broadcast, beyond the teaser trailer below and the accompanying logline:
“An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17 year old case.”
Intrigued? You’ll have to tune in to HBO’s True Detective at 9pm on Sunday March 9th, 2014 to find out more.
Source: The Playlist