Do you want some more proof that HBO is not planning on getting rid of “True Detective” anytime soon? While this product, arguably one of the most-anticipated new shows of 2014, was originally billed as a limited series, the video below is specifically titled with a “season 1” label in there. Thanks to that, we’re now starting to think that this will be one of those shows where if the ratings are strong enough, it will be back for another season in the future. Otherwise, it will just fade away in the distance without any sort of explanation.
The video should at least give you a slightly better idea as to the scope of what the writers are doing, along with how they were able to convince two actors of the caliber of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to sign up. These are not actors known for taking television roles; instead, they are men who are on the lookout these days to just take jobs that appeal to them. Matthew in particular is on a career resurgence after spending a good five years or so working extensively in the romantic comedy world, and he’s found a way to really find roles out there that excite him.
“True Detective” airs on HBO in early January, where it will be a part of a lineup that also includes the upcoming third season of “Girls.” We don’t know just yet if this is going to be some sort of ratings force, though, thanks to one simple fact: It’s a cop show in a sea of cop shows. Do we really need to see even more of this stuff? There is already “The Killing” and “The Bridge” on cable this year, in addition to the plethora of cop shows on broadcast TV. The only things that really differentiate this story from the others are the setting, and the fact that it has a pair of acclaimed actors in the leading roles.
What do you think about this video? If you want to read some more scoop on the show, click here to see a new video featuring Matthew teasing something “deep and dark.”