Missed last night while Breaking Bad's cast was firing bullets all over the place—and Eli Manning was misfiring, hey-o!—was the first aired preview for HBO's next signature show, True Detective. The series, which will reportedly air only eight episodes during its first season, premieres this January and stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two detectives chasing a serial killer across Louisana over the course of 17 years. Each season afterward will star two new detectives, ensuring McConaughey and Woody are already back acting in their (persumably more profitable) film careers.
But yeah: That's all we really know about the show. Still, it looks awesome—even for a tired format like the crime procedural. There's that religious-flavored creepiness you'd expect from a show set around New Orleans, and Harrelson and McConaughey make for pitch-perfect Southern detectives. I'll be watching.
(Also, it's worth mentioning: How the hell did these two bros work together? You're looking at, undoubtedly, Hollywood's two biggest stoners. McConaughey used to be most famous for being arrested while playing the bongos naked. Stories abound about how Harrelson smokes weed constantly on-set and off. Teaming this duo together is to Pot what the Pacers' Ron Artest and Steven Jackson was to Crazy. It's fucking amazing this show actually got made.)