HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Trailers Tease Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson Backstories (Video)

One’s a loner, the other a family man — how will they work together?

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:56 PM

HBO has released three new teasers for its upcoming dramatic series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, “True Detective.”

Two out of the three videos focus exclusively on one of the two main characters, Rust Cohle (McConaughey). Cohle is a loner pessimist and Martin Hart (Harrelson) is a family man  — though not a particularly good one.

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The duo make for a darkly dysfunctional law enforcement partnership in the new pay-TV drama, where they become obsessed and entangled during a near-two decade hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

“True Detective” premieres Jan. 12.

Watch the 60-second tease and the character-specific videos:


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