Promotional Image for the HBO Original Series "True Detective." Photo Credit: HBO

‘True Detective’ HBO Releases New Trailer for Cop Drama ‘Tested’ (Video)

In just over one week, HBO will premiere a brand new original series on the network entitled True Detective. Today, HBO released a new trailer for the series that gives fans a closer look at the two main characters. The new trailer is entitled “Tested.”

The series is being written by show creator Nic Pizzolatto, who also wrote two episodes for the hit show The Killing. It follows the lives of two detectives who are entangled in a 17-year hunt for a serial killer through Louisiana.

The two detectives tracking the killer are Martin Hart, who is played by The Hunger GamesWoody Harrelson, and Rust Cohle, who is being portrayed by Dallas Buyer’s Club actor Matthew McConaughey.

The show will use multiple timelines, much like American Horror Story: Coven, in order to track the detectives’ journey through the investigation.

According to reports, the show will also use the same Anthology format as the American Horror Story franchise in which the show would feature a different cast of characters and story each season.

The trailer released today by the cable network is told through the perspective of Martin’s wife Maggie, played by Source Code’s Michelle Monaghan. She explains how the trials and tribulations of the job changed who he husband was over time.

Here is a look at the new trailer for the upcoming HBO Original Series True Detective.


True Detective premieres on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.

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