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
Man is the cruelest animal. (Season 1)
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Series creator Nic Pizzolatto
wrote the entire first season by himself, without any input from a writing staff (which is unusual for a major American TV series). For the second season, he hired novelist Scott Lasser
to help break stories. See more
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
Detective Marty Hart
Let's make the car a place of silent reflection from now on.
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