HBO is no doubt an innovator when it comes to home entertainment. Over the years we’ve been treated to original and edgy entertainment that breaks the monotony of your typical TV drama. The premium network has consistently utilized visionary geniuses to write programs. They have taken books and brought the pages to life in shows such as True Blood and Game of Thrones. They have even given us looks back in time, to flawless recreations of worlds like Boardwalk Empire
With the 2014 TV season coming on deck, it would appear the innovators of TV entertainment are about to do it again. The new original series True Detective will follow two of Hollywood’s favorite front men, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Getting into a new TV show isn’t always easy, but when two of some of the well-respected actors in the movie business agree to star on your TV show, you got a pretty good shot.
As exciting as it will be to have McConaughey and Harrelson play the role of detectives Cohle & Hart, prepare to take the good with the bad.HBO is terming this series an anthology series. Essentially this means that it will follow two new detectives in a case each season, much like the model American Horror Story has adopted. What’s also interesting is, according to HBO Watch, that the show is already cleared for an 8 episode season, committing to a full season order without an initial pilot order. It does make sense considering the hoops HBO probably had to jump through to convince two major movie stars to come aboard for the project. So with that said, I would not get too attached to detectives Cohle and Hart, as this will likely be a one season deal.
The idea of this show does seem exciting. The show will focus on the detectives working on an investigation of a serial killer, one that is still an open case 17 years later. It also appears that HBO will attempt to stick with the feel of the down home southern country vibe that we’ve had with True Blood for the past 6 years, as the landscape will be bayou bound in Louisiana. No doubt you can expect twisty, suspenseful writing with exceptional acting. The show will air in January of 2014. You’re probably not gonna want to miss this one.