True Detective

True Detective

American TV series
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True Detective

True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series, broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States, premiered on January 12, 2014. Each season of the series is structured as a self-contained narrative, employing new cast ensembles, and following various sets of characters and settings.

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Written by
  • Nic Pizzolatto
  • Scott Lasser (s. 2)
  • David Milch (s. 3)
  • Graham Gordy (s. 3)
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United States
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English
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No. of seasons
3
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Producer
  • Carol Cuddy (s. 1)
  • Aida Rodgers (s. 2)
  • Peter Feldman (s. 3)
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  • Adam Arkapaw (s. 1)
  • Nigel Bluck (s. 2–3)
  • Germain McMicking (s. 3)
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  • Alex Hall (s. 1–2)
  • Affonso Gonçalves (s. 1)
  • Meg Ritcher (s. 1)
  • Chris Fiegler (s. 2)
  • Byron Smith (s. 2)
  • Leo Trombetta (s. 3)
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54–87 minutes
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January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12)
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24)
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  • The title credits of the entire 2014 season of 'Key and Peele (2012)' directly spoof the Season 1 title credits of True Detective. Also, in every episode before each skit, Key & Peele are seen driving through the desert having philosophical (albeit humorous) conversations, in another direct spoof of the long and frequent scenes of driving and conversations in Season 1 of True Detective.
  • It is one of the highest rated tv shows of all time and one of the few tv shows which generated more than 10 million viewers despite being not for familly audience.
  • Nic Pizzolatto, who wrote all of season one and will also write season two, stated that season two will focus on, "Hard men, bad women, and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system."
  • It is one of the best rated tv show of all time and one of few tv shows which generated more then 10 million viewers despit being not for familly audience.
  • Over the course of the first season, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) smokes 49 cigarettes and drinks 8 beers.

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