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Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey for HBO cop drama

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WOODY Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are to star in True Detective, a new cop drama that has received an eight episode order from HBO.

The project, written by Nic Pizzolatto, will see the duo star as detectives Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson) whose lives become entangled while searching for a serial killer in Louisiana.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, True Detective‘s first season will follow the the 17-year hunt for the killer with following seasons replacing the cast and story using a similar format to hit horror series American Horror Story.

To further our excitement surrounding the project, Cary Fukunaga – of Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre fame – is attached to direct all eight installments.

The series marks McConaughey’s first regular commitment to the small screen, although he has dipped his toes in the format before having recurred on Eastbound & Down.

Harrelson, meanwhile, would return to the small-screen for his first series regular gig since playing the clueless but lovable Woody Boyd on Cheers, although he did co-starring in the TV film Game Change earlier this year (which was recently shown on Sky Atlantic).

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