True Detective

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The series was created by Nic Pizzolatto, who wrote all the episodes, while all the first season episodes are directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga; both also serve as executive producers, with Pizzolatto as showrunner.[1] The series' title is a reference to the "true detective" genre ofpulp fiction, particularly the 20th-century magazine True Detective.[2][3][4] Season one is set along the coastal plain of South Louisiana, where it was also filmed.[5]

The series was pitched as an anthology format, with each season featuring a different cast of characters and story.

Season one stars Matthew McConaugheyWoody Harrelson (both executive producers of the series), Michelle MonaghanMichael Potts, and Tory Kittles, and uses multiple timelines to trace two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives' hunt for a serial killer inLouisiana across seventeen years. The series premiered on January 12, 2014, and consisted of eight episodes which concluded on March 9, 2014. The series has received widespread critical acclaim.