True Detective was a surprise runaway hit for HBO, and the 2014 Emmy nominations indicate that the show is just as popular with the Academy as it was with viewers.

Naturally, there's a lot of pressure on showrunner Nic Pizzolatto to deliver again in season 2, and the show's one-and-done anthology format means that acclaimed stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson won't be returning for a second go-round.

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The first season of True Detective blew critics and audiences away with its surprisingly character-driven southern gothic murder investigation.

Unlike most shows on TV, however, the series features a one-and-done anthology format which means that acclaimed leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are out for season two, along with the rest of the first season's cast.

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