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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matthew McConaughey ...  Detective Rust Cohle 8 episodes, 2014
Colin Farrell ...  Detective Ray Velcoro 8 episodes, 2015
Woody Harrelson ...  Detective Marty Hart 8 episodes, 2014
Rachel McAdams ...  Detective Ani Bezzerides 8 episodes, 2015
Michelle Monaghan ...  Maggie Hart 8 episodes, 2014
Taylor Kitsch ...  Officer Paul Woodrugh 8 episodes, 2015
Michael Potts ...  Detective Maynard Gilbough 8 episodes, 2014
Kelly Reilly ...  Jordan Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
Tory Kittles ...  Detective Thomas Papania 8 episodes, 2014
Vince Vaughn ...  Frank Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
Chris Kerson ...  Nails 8 episodes, 2015
Mahershala Ali ...  Detective Wayne Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Deborah Ayorinde ...  Becca Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Stephen Dorff ...  Roland West 8 episodes, 2019
Carmen Ejogo ...  Amelia Reardon 8 episodes, 2019
Ray Fisher ...  Henry Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Ritchie Coster ...  Mayor Austin Chessani 7 episodes, 2015
Christopher James Baker ...  Blake Churchman 7 episodes, 2015
Afemo Omilami ...  Police Chief Holloway 7 episodes, 2015
James Frain ...  Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015
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
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
W. Earl Brown ...  Detective Teague Dixon 5 episodes, 2015
Joe Chrest ...  Detective Demma 5 episodes, 2014
Michael Hyatt ...  Katherine Davis 5 episodes, 2015
Leven Rambin ...  Athena Bezzerides 5 episodes, 2015
Lera Lynn Lera Lynn ...  Singer 5 episodes, 2015
Dane Rhodes ...  Detective Favre 5 episodes, 2014
Rhys Wakefield ...  Henry Hays / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Alexandra Daddario ...  Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes, 2014
C.S. Lee ...  Richard Geldof 4 episodes, 2015
Lolita Davidovich ...  Cynthia Woodrugh 4 episodes, 2015
Tony Molina Jr. Tony Molina Jr. ...  Detective 4 episodes, 2014
Vinicius Machado ...  Tony Chessani 4 episodes, 2015
Trevor Larcom ...  Chad Velcoro 4 episodes, 2015
Matt Battaglia ...  Commander Floyd Heschmeyer 4 episodes, 2015
Solomon Shiv ...  Michael Bulgari 4 episodes, 2015
Meghan Wolfe Meghan Wolfe ...  Maisie Hart 4 episodes, 2014
Richard Meehan ...  Frankie Boyle 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
Alex Fernandez ...  James O'Neal 3 episodes, 2015
Erin Moriarty ...  Audrey Hart 3 episodes, 2014
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
Robert Renderos Robert Renderos ...  Gonzales #2 3 episodes, 2015
Ronnie Gene Blevins ...  Stan 3 episodes, 2015
Jodi Balfour ...  Lori 3 episodes, 2019
Bill Kelly ...  Detective Hobbs 3 episodes, 2019
Emily Nelson ...  Margaret 3 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
Charles Halford ...  Reggie Ledoux 2 episodes, 2014
Pedro Miguel Arce ...  Danny Santos 2 episodes, 2015
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Ashley Hinshaw ...  Lacey Lindel 2 episodes, 2015
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Luke Edwards ...  Lenny Tyler 2 episodes, 2015
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Joseph Sikora ...  Ginger 2 episodes, 2014
Jamison Jones ...  Will Davidson 2 episodes, 2015
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Riley Smith ...  Steve Mercer 2 episodes, 2015
Ronny Cox ...  Catalast Executive / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Harlon Miller ...  Video Tech / ... 2 episodes, 2014-2019
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Cooper Roth ...  Aspen Conroy 2 episodes, 2015
Mary Kathryn Bryant ...  State Police Receptionist 2 episodes, 2019
Bojesse Christopher ...  Detective Richard Kitting 2 episodes, 2019
Bailey Rae Fenderson ...  Amy Hays 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Graziadei ...  Dan O'Brien 2 episodes, 2019
Katy Harris ...  Fran 2 episodes, 2019
Heath Hensley ...  Man #5 2 episodes, 2019
Anthony Molinari ...  Man in the Truck 2 episodes, 2019
Lindsay Musil ...  Shelly 2 episodes, 2019
Eric Parkinson ...  Gus 2 episodes, 2019
Corbin Pitts ...  Mike Ardoin 2 episodes, 2019
James Michael Smith James Michael Smith ...  Diner Patron / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Lawrence Turner ...  Foreman 2 episodes, 2019
Nathan Wetherington ...  Mike Ardoin 2 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

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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We get the world we deserve. (Season 2) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True Detective See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anonymous Content,Passenger See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the first season, Matthew McConaughey plays an Atheist, while Woody Harrelson plays a Christian. In reality, their world views are reversed, with McConaughey being a Christian and Harrelson being an Atheist. 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

Frank Semyon: This hurt, it can make you a better man. That's what pain does. It shows you what was on the inside.
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Stellar cast , super interesting plot , brilliant direction , well written dialogs....now thats what i call Good Television!
13 January 2014 | by prabhat_katariaSee all my reviews

When i first heard about the show , i thought to myself that with a premise and cast like that , what could go wrong with this show? Well there could have been a lot of things. For example the plot may have been overdone or under thought , direction may have been all over the place , but the first episode proved that it was not to be so.

The plot looks delicious...yes it does and the neat direction just purely compliments the smooth design of the show. Even though story telling is non linear at times , but it has been managed very well with subtle dialogue and the growing suspense. It does get dark at times but handles all its complications with ease.

The casting is clever...very clever. Both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are brilliant actors and at the same time have a certain mystery about them that is Perfect for the show. They have a firm grip of their respective characters and seem dissolved in them.

This show is NOT just a regular cop drama or a clichéd murder mystery. It is much much more and has already proved so in the first episode. Much is expected from it and the future looks bright for True Detective.

UPDATE ( Episode 2-6 ) - Now 6 episodes have gone by and i believe my views have changed a little. The richness of the show in the first couple of episodes completely PALES in comparison to the speed, smoothness and uniqueness in the latter episodes. From the 4th episode is when the show actually picked even more momentum and proved its worth as possibly the greatest thing on television at the moment. McConaughey is truly having the golden period of his career. The future (probable) Academy Award winner (For DBC) is at his freaking best as Rust Cohle. Harrelson is brilliant as the angry and flawed Marty Hart. I liked this show. But now i am addicted to it.

With 2 more episodes of the season to go , one can only expect the best from this fast-paced , beautifully crafted show.

So far, an obvious 10/10.

Final update: ( Episode 7 & 8 )-- Well the series ended last night on a very thoughtful note. Up until the 7th episode, the show had picked up so much speed and given us so much to think about that i was expecting a little too much from the last couple of episodes. Who wasn't.

*********** If you haven't seen the series , please Don't read on*********

The 7th episode was truly amazing as it set the stage for Rust and Marty's final adventure of the series. There was too much anticipation for the final episode, but did it deliver. Yes and No, depending entirely on how you look at it. There were no unusual shocking twists and there were no unrealistic happenings. It was quiet a daring and a brilliant end to a show that explored beyond any other show's reach. But to be very honest, as a single episode , the finale wont stand out. But as an entire series , i believe we have been treated to one of the best television series ever made. The writing and direction have been top notch. Acting has been flawless. Am gonna miss it.

10/10


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