HBO has officially announced the premiere dates for their two upcoming shows, “True Detective” and “Looking.” According to the announcement, “True Detective” will debut Sunday, January 12 and “Looking” will debut Sunday, January 19.
“True Detective” stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a killer, ranging from the original investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 to the reopening of the case in 2012. Michelle Monaghan also stars as Hart’s wife, Maggie, who struggles to keep her family together as the men in her life become locked in a cycle of violence and obsession. The series was written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga, both of whom are executive producers along with Steve Golin and Scott Stephens.
“Looking” revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. It was created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh (“Weekend”) and Sarah Condon (“Bored to Death”), the show stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett. Special guest stars include Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.