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True Detective 

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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

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Nic Pizzolatto
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Series cast summary:
Matthew McConaughey ...  Detective Rust Cohle 8 episodes, 2014
Colin Farrell ...  Detective Ray Velcoro 8 episodes, 2015
Mahershala Ali ...  Wayne Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Woody Harrelson ...  Detective Marty Hart 8 episodes, 2014
Rachel McAdams ...  Detective Ani Bezzerides 8 episodes, 2015
Carmen Ejogo ...  Amelia Reardon 8 episodes, 2019
Michelle Monaghan ...  Maggie Hart 8 episodes, 2014
Taylor Kitsch ...  Officer Paul Woodrugh 8 episodes, 2015
Stephen Dorff ...  Roland West / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Michael Potts ...  Detective Maynard Gilbough 8 episodes, 2014
Kelly Reilly ...  Jordan Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
Scoot McNairy ...  Tom Purcell 8 episodes, 2019
Tory Kittles ...  Detective Thomas Papania 8 episodes, 2014
Vince Vaughn ...  Frank Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
Ray Fisher ...  Henry Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Chris Kerson ...  Nails 8 episodes, 2015
Ritchie Coster ...  Mayor Austin Chessani 7 episodes, 2015
Sarah Gadon ...  Elisa Montgomery 7 episodes, 2019
Christopher James Baker ...  Blake Churchman 7 episodes, 2015
Afemo Omilami ...  Police Chief Holloway 7 episodes, 2015
James Frain ...  Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015
Brett Cullen ...  Gerald Kindt 6 episodes, 2019
Mamie Gummer ...  Lucy Purcell 6 episodes, 2019
J.D. Evermore ...  Detective Lutz 6 episodes, 2014
Andy Mackenzie ...  Ivar 6 episodes, 2015
Dana Gourrier ...  Cathleen 6 episodes, 2014
Michael Irby ...  Detective Elvis Ilinca 6 episodes, 2015
Abigail Spencer ...  Gena Brune 6 episodes, 2015
Timothy V. Murphy ...  Osip Agronov 6 episodes, 2015
Yara Martinez ...  Felicia 6 episodes, 2015
Adria Arjona ...  Emily 6 episodes, 2015
Isaiah C. Morgan ...  Young Henry Hays / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Madison Wolfe ...  Audrey Hart 6 episodes, 2014
Alain Uy ...  Ernst Bodine 6 episodes, 2015
Jon Lindstrom ...  Jacob McCandless 6 episodes, 2015
Kevin Dunn ...  Major Ken Quesada 5 episodes, 2014
Michael Greyeyes ...  Brett Woodard 5 episodes, 2019
Jon Tenney ...  Alan Jones 5 episodes, 2019
W. Earl Brown ...  Detective Teague Dixon 5 episodes, 2015
Joe Chrest ...  Detective Demma 5 episodes, 2014
Rhys Wakefield ...  Freddy Burns 5 episodes, 2019
Michael Hyatt ...  Katherine Davis 5 episodes, 2015
Leven Rambin ...  Athena Bezzerides 5 episodes, 2015
Emily Nelson ...  Margaret 5 episodes, 2019
Lera Lynn Lera Lynn ...  Singer 5 episodes, 2015
Kennedi Butler ...  Young Becca Hays 5 episodes, 2019
Dane Rhodes ...  Detective Favre 5 episodes, 2014
Alexandra Daddario ...  Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes, 2014
Scott Shepherd ...  Harris James 4 episodes, 2019
Josh Hopkins ...  Jim Dobkins 4 episodes, 2019
James MacDonald ...  Major Blevins 4 episodes, 2019
Michael Broderick ...  Special Agent John Bowen 4 episodes, 2019
C.S. Lee ...  Richard Geldof 4 episodes, 2015
Tim Griffin ...  Special Agent Burt Diller 4 episodes, 2019
Lolita Davidovich ...  Cynthia Woodrugh 4 episodes, 2015
Tony Molina Jr. Tony Molina Jr. ...  Detective 4 episodes, 2014
Vinicius Zorin-Machado ...  Tony Chessani 4 episodes, 2015
Trevor Larcom ...  Chad Velcoro 4 episodes, 2015
Brian Oerly ...  Eddie 4 episodes, 2019
Bea Santos ...  21 Year Old Julie Purcell / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Matt Battaglia ...  Commander Floyd Heschmeyer 4 episodes, 2015
Sol Landerman ...  Michael Bulgari 4 episodes, 2015
Meghan Wolfe ...  Maisie Hart 4 episodes, 2014
Myk Watford ...  Detective Morelli 4 episodes, 2019
David Morse ...  Eliot Bezzerides 3 episodes, 2015
Rick Springfield ...  Dr. Irving Pitlor 3 episodes, 2015
Jackson Beals ...  Detective Mark Daughtry 3 episodes, 2014
Glenn Fleshler ...  Errol Childress 3 episodes, 2014
Michael Harney ...  Steve Geraci 3 episodes, 2014
Gareth Williams ...  Police Chief Warren 3 episodes, 2019
Alex Fernandez ...  James O'Neal 3 episodes, 2015
Brandon Flynn ...  Ryan Peters 3 episodes, 2019
David Stanbra ...  Detective Segar 3 episodes, 2019
Richard Meehan ...  Frankie Boyle 3 episodes, 2019
L. Warren Young ...  Detective 3 episodes, 2019
Erin Moriarty ...  Audrey Hart 3 episodes, 2014
Bill Kelly ...  Detective Hobbs 3 episodes, 2019
Jim Klock ...  Detective Ted Bertrand 3 episodes, 2014
Gabriel Luna ...  Miguel Gilb 3 episodes, 2015
Jack Topalian ...  Armin 3 episodes, 2015
Arthur Darbinyan ...  Leonid 3 episodes, 2015
Garrett Kruithof ...  Detective Jimmy Dufrene 3 episodes, 2014
Agnes Albright ...  Veronica Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
Emily Rios ...  Betty Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
Christian Campbell ...  Richard Brune 3 episodes, 2015
Courtney Halverson ...  Erica Jonson 3 episodes, 2015
Don Yesso ...  Commander Speece 3 episodes, 2014
Carla Vila ...  Danielle Delvayo 3 episodes, 2015
Benjamín Benítez ...  Gonzales #1 3 episodes, 2015
Michael Graziadei ...  Dan O'Brien 3 episodes, 2019
Robert Renderos Robert Renderos ...  Gonzales #2 3 episodes, 2015
Ronnie Gene Blevins ...  Stan 3 episodes, 2015
Corbin Pitts ...  Mike Ardoin 3 episodes, 2019
Michael Rooker ...  Edward Hoyt 2 episodes, 2019
Jay O. Sanders ...  Billy Lee Tuttle 2 episodes, 2014
Fred Ward ...  Eddie Velcoro 2 episodes, 2015
Lili Simmons ...  Beth 2 episodes, 2014
Shea Whigham ...  Joel Theriot 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Berry ...  Danny Fontenot / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Brad Carter ...  Charlie Lange 2 episodes, 2014
Johnny McPhail ...  Robert Doumain 2 episodes, 2014
Deborah Ayorinde ...  Becca Hays 2 episodes, 2019
Steven Williams ...  Junius 2 episodes, 2019
Phoenix Elkin ...  Will Purcell 2 episodes, 2019
Charles Halford ...  Reggie Ledoux 2 episodes, 2014
Jodi Balfour ...  Lori 2 episodes, 2019
Lena McCarthy Lena McCarthy ...  Julie Purcell 2 episodes, 2019
Greg Bryan ...  Jay Bunda 2 episodes, 2019
Lindsay Musil ...  Shelly 2 episodes, 2019
Pedro Miguel Arce ...  Danny Santos 2 episodes, 2015
Molly Hagan ...  Mrs. Harris 2 episodes, 2015
Ashley Hinshaw ...  Lacey Lindel 2 episodes, 2015
Sola Bamis ...  Heather Hays 2 episodes, 2019
Nathan Wetherington ...  Mike Ardoin 2 episodes, 2019
Lennon Morgan Lennon Morgan ...  Ronnie Boyle 2 episodes, 2019
Nick Basta ...  James Boyle 2 episodes, 2019
Alyshia Ochse ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2014
Harlon Miller ...  Video Tech / ... 2 episodes, 2014-2019
Bailey Rae Fenderson ...  Amy Hays 2 episodes, 2019
Jaiden Alexander McLeod 2 episodes, 2019
Miranda Rae Mayo ...  Vera Machiado 2 episodes, 2015
Bojesse Christopher ...  Detective Richard Kitting 2 episodes, 2019
Brighton Sharbino ...  Maisie Hart 2 episodes, 2014
Weronika Rosati ...  Agnes 2 episodes, 2015
Mark Chaet ...  Jew Diamond Dealer 2 episodes, 2015
Chet Grissom ...  Bart Sallis 2 episodes, 2015
Michael A. Klucher Michael A. Klucher ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2019
Luke Edwards ...  Lenny Tyler 2 episodes, 2015
Lawrence Turner ...  Foreman 2 episodes, 2019
Stevin Knight ...  Dan Howser 2 episodes, 2015
Cullen Moss ...  State Trooper 2 episodes, 2019
Joseph Sikora ...  Ginger 2 episodes, 2014
Jancey Sheats Jancey Sheats ...  News Anchor 2 episodes, 2019
Jamison Jones ...  Will Davidson 2 episodes, 2015
Anjul Nigam ...  Ventura County Medical Examiner 2 episodes, 2015
Riley Smith ...  Steve Mercer 2 episodes, 2015
Ronny Cox ...  Catalast Executive / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Thomas W. Moore ...  Worried Man 2 episodes, 2019
Cooper Roth ...  Aspen Conroy 2 episodes, 2015

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In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law. Written by Rich28

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Trivia

Episodes averaged 11.2 million viewers, making it the most watched first season of an HBO original series since Band of Brothers (2001). See more »

Goofs

Detective Rust Cohle is seen looking at his watch as it beeps. His watch is a mechanical dive watch without any digital components, and is unable to beep. See more »

Quotes

Detective Rust Cohle: This... This is what I'm talking about. This is what I mean when I'm talkin' about time, and death, and futility. All right, there are broader ideas at work, mainly what is owed between us as a society for our mutual illusions. Fourteen straight hours of staring at DB's, these are the things ya think of. You ever done that? You look in their eyes, even in a picture, doesn't matter if they're dead or alive, you can still read 'em. You know what you see? They welcomed it... Not at first, but... ...
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.60 (2016) See more »

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Far From Any Road
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Gripping, Gritty, Gnarley, Brilliant
16 January 2014 | by djkasparSee all my reviews

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. This is one of the finest debuts after the end of the behemoth that was Breaking Bad. It is, however, darker, sinister and more tense than BB's first season, boasting the same level of uncanny actor performance... Mcconaughey's character is a multi layered, conflict ridden pessimistic, walking black whole with a uniform and a brilliant mind, Harrelson plays the family man cop with a bigger heart and a down to earth perspective - the clashes of both ways of life are amazing and when both actors discuss deep topics, each with his own take on life, it's as good as anything they've ever played. The story is shocking and still simple so far (only first episode has aired at the time of this review) which it makes up for in the awesomeness of the pagan thematic, it leaves plenty of hints and cliff hangers at the end of the first episode so there may still be very interesting twists to it. Directing is exemplar in shots, pace, dialogue and I even enjoy the color balance. Editing is phenomenal too. Very highly recommended!


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Release Date:

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