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 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 ...  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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Real Detective (2016) boasts the highest production budget of any True Crime show, with a production spend just shy of $4m. As its title indicates, this show tries to emulate True Detective (2014), and joins an already busy roster of popular shows such as Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force (2008) or The Devil You Know (2010). See more »

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Absolutely top-notch!
3 August 2020 | by Bullboy01See all my reviews

I'm a BIG true-crime addict, and have been watching true crime TV for over 30 years. This show ranks with the best ever series that I've seen. The show has got to be one of the most expensive ever. The production values are fantastic, and many of the episodes star actors who, if not famous, are excellent character actors that I've seen many times and I'm sure others would recognize from many films and TV shows: Michael Madsen, Tahmoh Penikett, Louis Ferreira, etc. I usually don't like the dramatizations on most true crime TV, but the recreations on this show are excellent. But ultimately, what really sets the series apart are the presenters - always the detectives that worked the original case. They've all been deeply affected by these cases, and it shows. This makes Real Detective perhaps the most moving of any true crime documentaries shows on television. Kudos to the show runners and everyone involved. I hope there are many more seasons!

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7 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Laval, Québec, Canada

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