It's the Television Critics Association Winter 2014, where all the major networks come and present their new and existing shows, what to expect from them and also an update on how the network is doing, ratings wise. It's a two week event, this year's edition having started yesterday and will end on Jan 23.
HBO was one of the network channels that presented it's new work to a panel of TCA members- TV journalists.
Here's what was revealed during the HBO event
|Actors Matthew McConaughey (L-R), Michelle Monaghan and Woody Harrelson talk about HBO's "True Detective" during the Winter 2014 TCA presentations in Pasadena, California, January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)|
HBO's new anthology/mini-series, True Detective, stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as detectives working on a 17- year search for a serial killer. The Killing writer, Nic Pizzolato wrote the series and it's directed by Cary Fukunaga. The series consists of eight episodes.
McConaughey and Harrelson were both at the TCA panel for True Detective where they spoke about their roles and also their chemistry on the show. Said McConaughey: "Part of why we're friends is we get on each other's frequency and one-up each other... It can go into the ether and then some. But this was something different. This is the first time we've worked together where there's real opposition. Our relationship isn't built on opposition; we work on how [our characters are often] affirmative and how they agree. This was not about us coming together."
Our favourite TV critic, THR's Tim Goodman was live blogging and tweeting during the panel and this is what he said about True Detective:
"I loved True Detective. Saw the first four episodes and I'm all in, even if the next four go south. The series spans a 17 year span of the detectives played by McConaughey and Harrelson and the transformation of them on screen is phenomenal."