New McConaughey/Harrelson Show True Detective Looks Great

by Max Kessler

Here's the trailer for a new spooky-looking HBO series starring cosmic, country fried stoner twins Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. (You know the Kraft Services rider included tons of wheat grass, pot Luna bars and extra bongos.) It's called True Detective and stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as a pair of (brooding, sexy) detectives who solve crimes, are "bad men" and seem to indulge in quite a bit of debauchery. The series will be directed by Cary Fukunaga (of Jane Eyre and Sin Nombre) and written in much the same way as American Horror Story, with one season's story being completely different from the next. I'm of two very different minds about the series: on the one hand, Harrelson and McConaughy will probably give tour-de-force, Emmy-worthy performances, and this shiz looks well-executed. On the other hand, do we really need another drama centered around straight, white, male anti-heroes? Between Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, isn't time to give this trend a rest and make some more diverse character choices?

[via Vulture]

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