Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are teaming to star in an eight-part cable series titled True Detective, Deadline.com reports.

The project, which is being shopped to networks, follows two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson) who work a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

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Similar to American Horror Story, which was revealed to be an anthology series, the concept for True Detective would be to resolve the serial killer story, and introduce new casts and stories in subsequent seasons.

The Killing's Nic Pizzolatto will write and executive-produce alongside Richard Brown, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Cary Fukunaga, who will also direct.