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True Detective (TV Series 2014– ) - Plot Summary Poster

(2014– )

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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.

  • 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.

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  • A strange murder in Southern California discovered by California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) leads to a conspiracy that ensnares mobster Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), mob-affiliated City of Vinci Detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), and Ventura County Sheriff detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams).

  • Season 1: A suspensive ritual performed in the middle of nowhere prompts two detectives to investigate and while they do they unearth dark secrets about both the killer and them. Season 2: A group of three police officers were brought together to investigate the death of high profile person and came to know the conspiracy behind it with it's own set of surprises.


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  • The first season focuses on two detectives, Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) as they end up crossing paths while hunting a serial killer in Louisiana for 17 years. The series will feature multiple timelines to trace the hunt of the two detectives, jumping in time from the first case opening in 1995 to 2012, when the case is reopened.

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