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HBO Picks Up Cary Fukunaga-Directed Crime Series 'True Detective,' With Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire May 1, 2012 at 9:33AM

"True Detective," an eight-part crime drama set to be directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre") and to star Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, has been picked up by HBO for a straight-to-series order, according to Deadline.
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"True Detective," an eight-part crime drama set to be directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre") and to star Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, has been picked up by HBO for a straight-to-series order, according to Deadline.

Written by Nic Pizzolatto (of the novel "Galveston"), "True Detective" will jump time periods and perspectives, going between 1995, when a murder is committed by a Louisiana serial killer, and 2012, when the case is reopened, with Harrelson and McConaughey playing the investigating detectives.

This series was put together, with two episodes and a series bible written, before it was shopped around to networks -- it'll mark McConaughey's first regular TV gig, and as Deadline notes, because the pieces are already in place, "True Detective is gearing up to start production right away."

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