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True Detective is an American crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, centered on troubled police detectives and the investigations that drive them to the edge. It is an anthology, with each season featuring a new cast and a new case.

The first season takes place in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police homicide detectives, Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), and their pursuit of a serial killer over a 17-year period.

The second season focuses on three law enforcement agents in California — Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), and Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) — as well as criminal-turned-businessman Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn) as they investigate a series of crimes they believe are linked to the murder of a corrupt politician.

The third season is set in the Ozarks over three separate time periods as Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) and Roland West (Stephen Dorff) investigate a macabre crime involving the 1980 disappearance of two children in the town of West Finger, Arkansas.

The fourth season premiered in January 2024, titled True Detective: Night Country and starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. It takes place in Alaska and follows the investigation into the sudden disappearance of a team of eight men from a research station. Issa López serves as writer and director, marking Pizzolatto's first time as neither writer nor showrunner.


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Rust Cohle 1995

Rustin Cohle is one of the protagonists in the first season of True Detective.

He is a talented but troubled Louisiana State homicide detective who, along with his partner, Martin Hart, starts investigating a murder case and looking for a serial killer for a period that spans 17 years.