Supporting players sign on for Harrelson, McConaughey series
The supporting cast for HBO’s new series “True Detective” continues to get filled out.Eight-episode series stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of cops whose lives intersect during a 17-year serial killer investigation in Louisiana.Lili Simmons has been added as an underage prostitute who was friends with one of the victims and then reconnects with Harrelson’s character seven years after one of the murders. Simmons is currently in the HBO stable, co-starring on sister net Cinemax’s original series “Banshee.” Jay O. Sanders will play a televangelist with an enormous reach in the state of Louisiana and Brad Carter co-stars as the ex-husband of a victim who is currently in prison and may have a connection to the murder. Michelle Monaghan was previously cast as Harrelson’s wife. Series will offer viewers different time frames and perspectives, with each season bringing about a new case. Nic Pizzolatto will write “True Detective” while Cary Fukunaga is set to direct the entire series.