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This research guide has been created to support the Year 12 Media Production and Analysis students studying True Detective (2014).

 

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

 

'True Detective' is written and created by Nic Pizzolatto. The first two of this season's eight episodes was be directed by Justin Lin.

(HBO, 2017)

 

True Detective Trailer

Pizzolatto, N. (Creator). Fukunaga, C. (Director) (2013, September 18). True Detective 2014 [Television Series]. HBO

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Nic Pizzolatto (Writer & Creater)

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