True Detective – Something deep and dark

HBO’s new eight episode crime drama True Detective debuts on January 12th.  The show stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as former Louisiana homicide detectives who are called back when a present day case echoes a ritualized murder that they investigated in 1995.

If that premise isn’t enough to signal that this is no happily ever after, justice prevails sort of tale, then the trailer should do it.

Despite making use of a few well-worn tv premises, early reviews suggest that the quality of the acting, directing, and production, as well as the palpable Louisiana setting, make this iteration well worth watching.