Most companies that deal in TV Blu-ray and DVDs wait until the brand new season has been announced before releasing the home entertainment sets for the prior season. Fans of HBO’s chilling and eloquently written True Detective should be happy to learn that the inventive subscription cable network’s team will not be taking the same approach. Instead, the company plans to release the first episodes of True Detective this summer, with the series hitting Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on June 10.
Sure, fans will still have a little while to wait to personally own a copy of the fan- favorite series, which recently ended its run on HBO. However, the popularity of the new drama, which follows two detectives working a serial murder case in the early 90s, as well as spends time with the characters a decade later, likely helped HBO to make the decision to release the set . It might be difficult to understand why a heavy detective drama might resonate with so many viewers, but intricate performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are the first piece to that puzzle, writing from creator Nic Pizzolatto is the second and music from T Bone Burnett is the third. True Detective is practically a TV masterpiece, and there is every reason to expect the Blu-ray and DVD releases will be a pretty big hit for the company.
More importantly, True Detective works as a standalone series, with an arch that is completely contained and tightly written. This doesn’t mean that the show is completely done at the network. Pizzolatto has already inked a two-year deal with HBO, which indicates fans will likely get a second season of the series—just not with the same characters or storylines. (Luckily, we have plenty of lists regarding who we would love to see act in or direct the series). Since there will be no continuing storylines, it makes it completely reasonable for HBO to want to get copies of the season into the hands of fans as soon as possible.
To make the set even more appealing, True Detective’s first season home entertainment release will come with plenty of bells and whistles along with that slick cover art. You can check out the full list of bonus features, below, or pre-order the Season 1 set over at Amazon (opens in new tab).
True Detective Blu-ray and DVD Extras
- “Making True Detective” A behind-the-scenes look at production on the hit series,featuring interviews with cast and crew and including never-before-seen footage from Episode 4.
- “Up Close with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson” - Exclusive interviews
- “A Conversation with Nic Pizzolatto and T Bone Burnett” - An in-depth discussion with the series writer/creator/executive producer and the legendary composer
- “Inside the Episode” - Series creator/executive producer/writer Nic Pizzolatto anddirector Cary Joji Fukunaga discuss character development and offer insights intoeach episode of the series.
- Two audio commentaries
- Deleted Scenes
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