New HBO Show ‘True Detective’, Plus A Lot of New ‘The Newsroom’

TV may long have been the ‘unwashed masses’ when it comes to the entertainment industry but there has been a very obvious shift in recent years of big Hollywood names finding their way to the small screen. Very often they land at one of the premium cable channels. Premiering next year is a show on HBO that has quite a bit of star power attached.

Even though Woody Harrelson is no stranger to television, he’s been more of a movie guy in recent decades and  Matthew McConaughey hasn’t been on TV at all outside of a few guest spots here and there. So you can imagine that the people behind HBO’s new series, True Detective, are pretty excited about the future of their show. The two men star as Louisiana cops and from the newly released trailer you get the idea that they might not be completely on the up and up.

It’s very hard to avoid the strong correlations to True Blood but we’ll just have to wait until HBO releases more info on this one to get a true feel for the show.

One thing we can now say we have some idea of is the second season of The Newsroom. After some teasers and a trailer that showed absolutely nothing pertaining to the storyline of the season 2, HBO has released a trailer that gives us something to go on.

I can not tell you how much I am looking forward to Aaron Sorkin’s take on the Occupy movement and of course the last Presidential election. If you haven’t seen season one then you are in luck because it has been released in the last week so you have plenty of time to catch up before season 2 premieres on July 14th. Something to look forward to in the DVD extras? Why just a roundtable session with the stars of the show and Sorkin himself.

Images: HBO

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