List of True Detective episodes

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True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, that premiered on January 12, 2014, on HBO. The series focuses on police investigations and on the effect they have on troubled detectives that carry them out. Each season is structured as a self-contained narrative with different sets of characters and settings, and consists of eight episodes that have been between 54 and 87 minutes in length. As of January 13, 2019, 18 episodes of True Detective have aired. The third season of the series premiered on January 13, 2019.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired Average viewers
(in millions)
First aired Last aired
1 8 January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) 2.33[1]
2 8 June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21) August 9, 2015 (2015-08-09) 2.61[2]
3 8[3] January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)[4] February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) TBA

Episodes

Season 1 (2014)

In 2012, two former homicide investigators with the Louisiana State Police's Criminal Investigations Division, Rustin "Rust" Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin "Marty" Hart (Harrelson), are summoned for questioning by detectives Maynard Gilbough (Potts) and Thomas Papania (Kittles), about the Dora Lange murder investigation of 1995; they have not seen nor spoken to each other since an altercation concerning Martin's wife Maggie Hart (Monaghan) over a decade prior. With many of the old files destroyed in Hurricane Rita, the two men are asked to recount the history of their working relationship, personal lives, and the Dora Lange murder investigation, as well as a series of other related individual cases as new evidence suggests that the perpetrator remains at large.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "The Long Bright Dark" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) 2.33[5]
2 2 "Seeing Things" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) 1.67[6]
3 3 "The Locked Room" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26) 1.93[7]
4 4 "Who Goes There" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09) 1.99[8]
5 5 "The Secret Fate of All Life" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16) 2.25[9]
6 6 "Haunted Houses" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23) 2.64[10]
7 7 "After You've Gone" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02) 2.34[11]
8 8 "Form and Void" Cary Joji Fukunaga Nic Pizzolatto March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) 3.52[12]

Season 2 (2015)

California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) discovers the dead body of a city manager who was involved in a major land deal. Given the ambiguous jurisdictional nature of the crime scene, two other officers, Vinci Police Department Detective Raymond Velcoro (Colin Farrell) and Ventura County Sheriff's Office CID Antigone "Ani" Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), along with Woodrugh are assigned to investigate the murder. The crime soon involves Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), a career criminal who was involved in the land deal and whose life savings were stolen when the murder took place. The three detectives, plus Semyon, quickly realize a larger conspiracy at play involving the victim's ties to the city of Vinci's deepening corrupt proliferations.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
9 1 "The Western Book of the Dead" Justin Lin Nic Pizzolatto June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21) 3.17[13]
10 2 "Night Finds You" Justin Lin Nic Pizzolatto June 28, 2015 (2015-06-28) 3.05[14]
11 3 "Maybe Tomorrow" Janus Metz Nic Pizzolatto July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05) 2.62[15]
12 4 "Down Will Come" Jeremy Podeswa Nic Pizzolatto & Scott Lasser July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12) 2.36[16]
13 5 "Other Lives" John Crowley Nic Pizzolatto July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19) 2.42[17]
14 6 "Church in Ruins" Miguel Sapochnik Nic Pizzolatto & Scott Lasser July 26, 2015 (2015-07-26) 2.34[18]
15 7 "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" Daniel Attias Nic Pizzolatto August 2, 2015 (2015-08-02) 2.18[19]
16 8 "Omega Station" John Crowley Nic Pizzolatto August 9, 2015 (2015-08-09) 2.73[20]

Season 3 (2019)

The story takes place in the Ozarks over three separate time periods. In 1980, partner detectives Wayne Hays and Roland West investigate a macabre crime involving two missing children. In 1990, Hays and West are subpoenaed after a major break in the case. In 2015, a retired Hays is asked by a true-crime documentary producer to look back at the unsolved case.[21]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by [22] Written by [23] Original air date [24] U.S. viewers
(millions)
17 1 "The Great War and Modern Memory" Jeremy Saulnier Nic Pizzolatto January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13) 1.44[25]
18 2 "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" Jeremy Saulnier Nic Pizzolatto January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13) 1.19[25]
19 3 "The Big Never"[26] Daniel Sackheim Nic Pizzolatto January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20) TBD
20 4 "The Hour and the Day"[27] Nic Pizzolatto David Milch & Nic Pizzolatto January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27) TBD
21 5 "If You Have Ghosts"[28] Nic Pizzolatto Nic Pizzolatto February 3, 2019 (2019-02-03) TBD
22 6 "Hunters in the Dark"[29] Daniel Sackheim Nic Pizzolatto & Graham Gordy February 10, 2019 (2019-02-10) TBD
23 7 "The Final Country"[30] Daniel Sackheim Nic Pizzolatto February 17, 2019 (2019-02-17) TBD
24 8 "Now Am Found"[31] Daniel Sackheim Nic Pizzolatto February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) TBD

References

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  27. ^ "True Detective 20: The Hour and the Day". HBO. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  28. ^ "True Detective 21: If You Have Ghosts". HBO. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  29. ^ "True Detective 22: Hunters in the Dark". HBO. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  30. ^ "True Detective 23: The Final Country". HBO. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  31. ^ "True Detective 24: Now Am Found". HBO. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

External links

  • Official website
  • List of True Detective episodes on IMDb
  • List of True Detective episodes at TV.com
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