The untitled series centers on the former “True Detective” actors who live on the same Texas ranch.
Apple brings it back all the way to 2014. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the actors who led the first season of “True Detective,” are teaming up for a completely different project — an Apple TV+ comedy series in which the two Texas stars play fictional versions. by themselves.
According to Apple’s logline, the untitled show will focus on McConaughey and Harrelson as they bring their blended families together to live on the same Texas ranch, testing the actors’ friendship.
David West Read, whose other Apple TV+ series, “The Big Door Prize,” recently premiered as part of the SXSW TV lineup ahead of its March 29 streaming debut, created the untitled show; Aside from “The Big Door Prize,” Read is also known for writing the book for the Broadway musical “& Juliet” and for his work on “Schitt’s Creek,” for which he won an Emmy.
Harrelson and McConaughey are longtime collaborators and friends; although their best-known project together is season 1 of HBO’s anthology True Detective, they also appeared in 1999’s EdTV and 2008’s Surfer, Dude. Harrelson is an Emmy Award winner for his work on the classic “Sitcom.” Cheers” and received three Oscar nominations for “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “The Messenger” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri;” in the movies. other notable credits include “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Zombieland” and the “Hunger Games” series. McConaughey won an Academy Award for his performance in 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” as well as “Dazed and Confused,” “How to Lose a Boyfriend in 10 Days,” “Magic Mike” and “Mud ” is also known from his films.
Recently, both actors have been in the press as much for their political or social statements as for their acting careers. On the plus side, McConaughey spent much of last year advocating for gun control in the wake of the 2022 mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. On the … less positive side, Harrelson has recently stirred controversy with various anti-vaccination statements, including during a monologue on “Saturday Night Live” last month.
Both McConaughey and Harrelson executive produce the show along with Read, Bill Bost and Jeremy Plager. The series comes to Apple TV+ from Skydance Television and is executive produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Matt Thunell.
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