It's official: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are getting their sleuth on.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the rumor that the longtime friends will star in HBO's cop drama "True Detective." Season 1 will cover a 17-year time period as Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson) come together to hunt down a serial killer in Louisiana.
Aside from a recent guest role on "Eastbound & Down," this will be McConaughey's first big small-screen role, while Harrelson is back after his co-starring role in HBO's film "Game Change" and stint as the lovable Woody Boyd on "Cheers."
In more casting news...
Peter Jacobson, Brooke Smith, Dean Winters, Pippa Black and Eric Laden join the season finale of "Law & Order: SVU." The final "SVU" episode of Season 13, set to air on May 23, brings an all-star cast for an installment about a high-end sex-for-pay scandal. In "Rhodium Nights," "House" vet Jacobson plays Bart Ganzel, the owner of the escort service that supplied “entertainment” for an A-list party where a presumed call girl turns up dead. His security is former SVU detective Brian Cassidy (which brings Winters back to the show in the role he originated in Season 1). Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Brooke Smith plays Ganzel's rival; Laden (of "The Killing") will play a well-known news anchor who hosted the party in question; and Black will be a call girl and. [TVLine]
Faith Prince and Madchen Amick are headed to Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva." Prince will return as Jane's mother to convince her daughter to represent a girl she used to babysit for who has been charged with murder, while Amick will appear as Parker's friend Gina Blunt. [TV Guide]
Bree Williamson has landed a role on "Haven." The "One Life To Live" star is headed to primetime as the show's resident shrink in Season 3 of the Syfy series. [TVLine]