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True Detective UK air date confirmed

The new HBO drama is to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

True Detective

HBO’s new drama True Detective will air in the UK from 22nd February on Sky Atlantic.

The 8-part series stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and recently started in the US. The show tells the story of Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, two Louisiana detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a killer.

The show’s story alternates between 1995, 2002 and 2012 as it tells its story.

1995: Detectives Martin Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey), partners in Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division, are assigned to a macabre murder by a killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they attempt to uncover the secrets of this bizarre crime, their own lives collide and intertwine in unexpected, sometimes catastrophic ways.

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2012: When a similar case leads to an investigation of the original 1995 murder by two new detectives, Martin and Rust separately tell the story of both the investigation and their lives, including why Cohle left CID in 2002.

All eight episodes were written by series creator and novelist Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre), who executive produce along with Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Steve Golin.

Tune into True Detective at 9pm on Saturday 22nd February on Sky Atlantic.

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