It's 1995 and homicide detectives Cohle and Hart of the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division find themselves at the center of a horrifying manhunt for a serial killer who uses cult symbols in his tableaus. It's 2012, Cohle and Hart are separately interviewed by two younger detectives, Papania and Gilbough, about the events that year after another woman is found displayed in a way that matches the past murders. If the original killer is dead, who is responsible for this latest victim seventeen years later? True Detectives offers up clues to solve the case from past and present events through two distinct timelines. Cohle and Hart realize they've made a critical mistake. With few leads or suspects, all eyes are on them.