New Apple Comedy Series to Reunite ‘True Detective’ Co-Stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey
The untitled series will riff on the pair’s real life friendship and is described as an “odd couple love story”.
If there’s one thing that Apple loves, it’s recruiting big names to star in its comedies, dramas and movies. Which, we suppose, is the driving force of all the studios and streamers, but Apple in particular has been happy to put its (considerable) money where its mouth is to hire stars.
And for an upcoming, untitled comedy series, it is looking to reunite ‘True Detective’ duo Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.
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What’s the new Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey show about?
While Apple has yet to release the title, the company has let slip that the series will be “an odd couple love story that revolves around the ‘strange and beautiful bond’ between the pair.” The series will “see their friendship tested when their combined families attempt to live together on Matthew’s ranch in Texas”.
And it’ll be a riff on the real-life friendship between the two actors, one that stretches back years before sharing the screen for ‘True Detective’.
The two previously starred together in 1998’s ‘Welcome to Hollywood,' 1999’s ‘Edtv’ and 2008’s 'Surfer, Dude’.
They regularly take trips together, something that has been described as a “friendship tour”, including as last year’s visit to Dubrovnik to celebrate Harrelson’s birthday, which saw the pair paddle boarding together.
Who created the new show?
This new series comes from David West Read, who already has one Apple show on the way –– ‘The Big Door Prize’, which stars Chris O’Dowd and Ally Maki, starts on the Apple TV+ streaming service on March 29th. Read is a veteran of ‘Schitt’s Creek’.
Harrelson is in theaters now with sports comedy drama ‘Champions’ and will be back on HBO in ‘White House Plumbers’, which tells the story of President Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds.
McConaughey, last heard in ‘Sing 2’ is back on vocal duty as a version of Elvis Presley in new Netflix animated series ‘Agent Elvis’ which kicks off on Friday.
This is far from the only star-laden series Apple has either about to arrive or in the works. Climate Change drama ‘Extrapolations’ boasts the likes of Meryl Streep, Diane Lane, Kit Harington, Tobey Maguire, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Daveed Diggs and Sienna Miller, and lands this week.
There’s also thriller drama ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ starring Jennifer Garner and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, dropping April 14th.
On the movie front, we have ‘Tetris’, starring Taron Egerton out on March 31st and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, which boasts the slightly well-known star power of Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and newly-minted Oscar winner Brendan Fraser, with Martin Scorsese in the director’s chair. It has yet to set a release date but Apple considering launching it at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Other Movies starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey:
- 'White Men Can't Jump' (1992)
- 'Dazed and Confused' (1993)
- 'Kingpin' (1996)
- 'Welcome to Hollywood' (1998)
- 'Edtv' (1999)
- 'Surfer, Dude' (2008)
- ‘Semi-Pro' (2008)
- 'Magic Mike' (2012)
- Champions (2023)