Latest News for HBO's Series True Detective

True Detective is a new series on HBO that follows the lives of detectives on various cases. Each season is said to star two new detectives and the viewers follow these characters throughout the solving of a crime. The first season will star Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the eight-part drama series. This is sure to be one of HBO's biggest hits since The Wire. A crime procedural done right: on HBO. Little is known at this point but keep this page bookmarked for the latest news. There are also options available to watch online. If you can't find something you're looking for try the search bar above!

TRUE DETECTIVE’s Pizzolatto Accused of Plagiarism

TRUE DETECTIVE’s Pizzolatto Accused of Plagiarism

TRUE DETECTIVE has had a lot of positive news all about casting rumors and Emmy nominations, but lately some negative news surfaced when series creator Nic Pizzolatto was called out for plagiarism. You’ve got to go back to the scenes of Rust Cohle’s “interrogation” where his dark, nihilistic philosophy comes to the surface. The accusations state that a number of lines in those speeches were lifted from a writer of by the name of Thomas Ligotti. Mr. L is a prolific horror writer that seems to know his way around dark themes. If you want to check specific line for line comparisons between the two writers and formulate an opinion...

Vince Vaughn in Talks to Play True Detective Villain

Vince Vaughn in Talks to Play True Detective Villain

Though nothing is 100% confirmed we’re hearing multiple reports that Vince Vaughn (yes, that Vince Vaughn) is in talks to play a lead role in HBO’s second season of True Detective. There are supposedly four “lead roles” to be had for the new season. The first two are rumored to be played by Collin Farrel and Taylor Kitsch.  A third is supposedly a strong willed woman (the latest rumor for her is Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss) while this fourth role will be more of a villain.  Vaughn’s character may even have some ties to the mafia but little is known or altogether confirmable at this point. Before you...

The Next Round of TRUE DETECTIVE Rumors

The Next Round of TRUE DETECTIVE Rumors

Now we know that supposedly any day now HBO will announce something official regarding the second season of the detective anthology series by Nic Pizzolatto. This writer thought it would be fun to let the rumors fly one more time before then. We have not been poking around the rumor mill and listing every little item that has been speculated, but since Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain’s name have been dropped other noted names have been bandied about as well. How about Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender and/or Josh Brolin? Cate Blanchett also surfaced as a good possibility. The latest buzz has touched many sites including...

True Detective Season 2 cast to be announced next week?

True Detective Season 2 cast to be announced next week?

As if the amazing plethora of 20 HBO Emmy nominations (including True Detective‘s own McConaughey and Harrelson) wasn’t enough good news, we have more. Earlier today at the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said of True Detective Season 2; “The two scripts we have… I hate to jinx it… they are more exciting than the first season. [Creator Nic Pizzolatto] is an incredibly talented writer. And he’s blown us away with the first two episodes.” On top of that, he confirmed that casting announcements could come as soon as next week. Teasing that we...

True Detective Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray Review

True Detective Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray Review

First off this writer offers an apology for getting this review out so late. If you have wanted your own copy of the highly touted Season One of TRUE DETECTIVE surely you would have snapped it up by now. In fact you can order it right this second for about 40 bucks.  The reason for the delay is simple: HBOWatch was not privy to an advance copy so we had to wait until the street date. Then when it arrived, I admit I could have rushed straight into it but, I selfishly wanted to marathon all eight episodes again instead of just jumping into the new content. Well, that late night binge is over and I can say, even though I knew the story...

Nic Pizzolatto Thinks TRUE DETECTIVE Will Be A Short Lived Series

Nic Pizzolatto Thinks TRUE DETECTIVE Will Be A Short Lived Series

Solo showrunner and writer for the TRUE DETECTIVE series, Nic Pizzolatto, held court up in Canada recently at an event called the Banff World Media Festival and dropped some bombshells on those excited over the continuation of his concept. He informed those in attendance that the first two episodes of Season Two are written and that some sketchy ideas have surfaced that he will save for a possible third season. What chances the series has beyond that however, does not look promising. He stated, “Every season, I’m essentially creating a brand new TV show. It can’t have any growing pains like a regular first season. If it works it has...

McConaughey Open to Returning for Season 2

McConaughey Open to Returning for Season 2

Never say never. That seems like a rule that True Detective Rust Cohle might live by, right? Well Matthew McConaughey, the actor who masterfully brought that character to life on HBO’s air this year may be having second thoughts. We’ve reported several times that True Detective was, and always has been planned as an anthology series much like American Horror Story where new characters, settings and stories take over each year. So it stood to reason, and was also confirmed several times by show runners and the actors themselves, that McConaughey and Harrelson wouldn’t return for True Detective season 2. That having been...

True Detective Season 2 Casting to Begin Next Month with THREE Leads

True Detective Season 2 Casting to Begin Next Month with THREE Leads

Are you tired of hearing about every single True Detective season 2 tidbit coming out of Hollywood yet?  Good because we’re absolutely not and will always bring you the latest info on your favorite shows. The word from Nic Pizzolato, writer and creator of the show is that, despite multiple casting rumors the show will not begin casting “in earnest” until next month. Speaking on a radio show called To The Best of Our Knowledge Nic said this: “Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California and we’re going to try...

A Rumor Dismissed – Jessica Chastain in TRUE DETECTIVE

A Rumor Dismissed –  Jessica Chastain in TRUE DETECTIVE

Here at HBOWatch we try not to go to deep into rumors. You can track down many angles that lead to dead ends and pull your hair out sifting through it all. But, the speculation on what will Season 2 of TRUE DETECTIVE be all about has been quite fun. So, with that how about the rumor that Jessica Chastain, of Zero Dark Thirty fame, is landing a lead role in the second season? Now, we are fully aware that this is last week’s news, but since it was out of the rumor mill we were just going to let it go by, but monitor the news closely. We have not, unsurprisingly, been given a confirmation of her casting, but rather a dismissal of her...

Update: TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

Update: TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

Update: Brad Pitt Takes on Second Season of  TRUE DETECTIVE?  We know, we know, we can go round and round on this topic, but go ahead and admit it, that this is fun! The rumor below has been out there for a while, but we can one-up it one better now. Here it is –  Brad Pitt is this close to signing on for Season Two of TRUE DETECTIVE and supposedly it is only a matter of scheduling it around his existing projects.  We discovered this news via The Daily Star, a UK website, which, for some reason has awesome intelligence over here to pick up on this news before anyone in the U. S. does.  Now make no mistake that Brad Pitt has been close...

A Few Tidbits on True Detective Season 2

A Few Tidbits on True Detective Season 2

Becoming a striking hit with an 11 million viewer fan-base in its first season, it’s pretty assuring that True Detective will be back for a second season. Identified as an anthologized series – the show will completely scrap its cast, characters, and storyline to start afresh in Season 2. And with a generic series title like ‘True Detective’, it gives show creator Nic Pizzolatto the chance to truly take the next season practically wherever and whenever he wants. We know fans have been clamoring for any and all news in relation to the second season. And the Brad Pitt rumors didn’t help!  While we don’t even have an...

True Detective is HBO’s Most Watched Freshman Series Ever

True Detective is HBO’s Most Watched Freshman Series Ever

Delayed figures on viewership trickled in this week and with it came a very uprising revelation:  True Detective is now HBO’s most watched freshman series of all time.  Yes, more than Game of Thrones season 1, yes more than The Sopranos opening season and so on and so forth. The show drew 11.9 million viewers per episode which barely beats out Six Feet Under for the title.  Game of Thrones still holds court for the most watched season of any HBO series with 14.4 million viewers in its third season (2013).  Here are some older numbers that don’t include that last number. There’s still no firm word on True Detective...

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