HBO's New Hit's Local Connection

-by Katy Henriksen

The HBO New Orleans noir series True Detective debuted last night with reviewers from the likes of Forbes and The Daily Beast remarking on its originality. The NPR "Monkey See" blog says the show's best quality is its "unconventional structure."

Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, the series is the brainchild of UA MFA grad Nic Pizzolato who sold the series for a two-year contract at HBO and wrote the first eight episodes all by himself. Ozarks at Large's Katy Henriksen discussed the series with Pizzolato in a story she did on MFA grads breaking in to TV/Film writing in November 2012. If you missed it, here's the archive.