‘The Hunger Games‘ star who plays our favorite drunken mentor, Woody Harrelson, is headed back to the world of television!
We reported earlier that Woody had signed on to play a detective alongside Matthew McConaughey in the new series ‘True Detective‘. Well the show has found a home in HBO. The network has picked up the series for a preliminary eight episodes, the LA Times has the scoop:
Woody Harrelson is coming back to a place where everybody knows his name: the TV series world. The actor will appear opposite friend Matthew McConaughey on HBO in “True Detective,” Show Tracker has confirmed.
“True Detective” will be McConaughey’s first series regular commitment — maybe his cameo on “Sex and the City” 12 years ago gave him the TV itch? For Harrelson, though, it would bring him back to a small- screen series. His breakthrough role came in the mid-’80s when he appeared as the dumb but lovable bartender Woody Boyd on “Cheers.” And HBO is familar territory for the actor, he costarred in the TV movie “Game Change” as Republican strategist Steve Schmidt earlier this year.
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