In 1995, the body of a young woman was found, murdered and posed in a bizarre ritualistic fashion. It was a crime that shook the state of Louisiana, and it would be one that forever changed the lives of two detectives in charge of the case, Martin Hart and Russ Cole. Seventeen years later, a similar case draws investigators back to the original case, and back to Hart and Cole, who each bare their souls and reveal the darkness they stared into all those years ago. The truth is an abyss that is haunting and unforgettable. TRUE DETECTIVE is a unique crime drama that combines style, vision, career best performances and a stark atmosphere, resulting in the most unmissable new show on TV, one that haunts the viewer long after the credits roll.