Sky Atlantic is fast tracking HBO’s True Detective. The channel has announced that they will debut the second season of the anthology series on Monday June 22nd at 9pm – less than 24 hours behind the US broadcast on HBO.
Additionally, Sky Atlantic will also simulcast new episodes with HBO’s east-coast feed from Monday June 22nd at 2am. This marks the second time this year that Sky Atlantic has announced plan to simulcast the entire season of an HBO series. They have also been simulcasting the fifth season of Game Of Thrones at 2am on Mondays, before later airing episodes in prime-time.
Created by Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective is an anthology series which revolves around one police investigation each season. The drama began its life as a “limited series” which told the story of two detective (played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) chasing a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years, before HBO decided to turn it into an anthology show with a new story and cast each year.
In the show’s second season, which once again runs eight episodes, 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. The cast for new season includes Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly.