True Detective's first season will follow the 17-year hunt for the killer with following seasons replacing the cast and story.
The first season focuses on two detectives, Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) as they end up crossing paths while hunting a serial killer in Louisiana for 17 years. The series will feature multiple timelines to trace the hunt of the two detectives, jumping in time from the first case opening in 1995 to 2012, when the case is reopened.
- Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle
- Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart
- Kevin Dunn as Ken Quesada
- Michelle Monaghan as Maggie Hart
- Alexandra Daddarino as Lisa Tragnetti
- Tory Kittles as Thomas Papania
- Michael Potts as Maynard Gilbough
- Elizabeth Reaser as Laurie Perkins
- Brad Carter
- Lili Simmons
- Jay O. Sanders