Despite an A-list cast and a memorably eerie marketing campaign, the first season of True Detective snuck up on viewers who tuned in with no idea of what to expect from the HBO anthology series that had somehow attracted world-class acting talent.

For his second go-round, showrunner Nic Pizzolatto doesn't have to worry about attracting an audience, but instead faces the unenviable challenge of living up to the expectations of his own cultish following.

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