Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Douglas Cake ...  Bill Zbacnick / ... 3 episodes, 2016-2017
Liana Montoro Liana Montoro ...  Angela / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Tyrone Benskin ...  James Cooper / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Mizinga Mwinga ...  Det. John Davis / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Julianne Jain ...  Police Officer #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Teneisha Collins ...  Monique Huffman 2 episodes, 2017
Victor Cornfoot Victor Cornfoot ...  David / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Lois Dellar Lois Dellar ...  Coroner / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Sebastian Labissiere ...  Eric Huffman 2 episodes, 2017
Susan Bain Susan Bain ...  Lydia Hammond / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Katie Bird Nolan ...  Amanda 2 episodes, 2016
Cindy Sampson ...  Linda Hamilton 2 episodes, 2016


Real Detective is about real-life detectives and the true cases that consume and haunt them. Every detective has one. A case that pushes them to the brink. A case that takes hold of them and won't let go. A case so intense and personal it haunts them. When a real detective tells you their case, you never forget.

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Release Date:

7 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Настоящий детектив See more »

Filming Locations:

Laval, Québec, Canada

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All the episodes of Real Detective (2016) are shot on location in Laval, suburb of Montreal, Québec, Canada, even though the action is supposedly set all over the United States: Georgia, Oregon, Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, Montana, etc. See more »

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Gripping, Dazzling, Great.
16 January 2016 | by Robert W. AndersonSee all my reviews

I can't get over how good this show is! The show, each week follows one murder case and the detective who investigated it. The detectives appear and narrate as the story is recreated by actors. The stories are very well told. And the honesty of the real life reactions to the retelling of these stories is incredibly engaging. These detectives have been scarred for life by these experiences. The wear and tear on them has worn into their faces. And can be heard in their voices. The recreations are very well cast. And the production value of each episode is incredible. The look and feel of this series is just great. Not something I was expecting from a TV show. The cinematography is warm and rich. Something you'd expect on the big screen. The title design really grabs you. The images cause you watch every moment even if you've DVR'd it (and you could just blaze past it). This is really excellent television. And if you like a factual retelling of the investigation of homicides. You'll love this show.

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