OK OK OK! “True Detective” and “EDTV” pals Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are reuniting on screen once again, this time for a new Apple TV+ comedy from creator David West Reid (“The Big Door Prize”).
And this time, McConaughey and Harrelson are actually playing versions of themselves. In Reed’s 10-episode half-hour untitled comedy, McConaughey and Harrelson – along with their families – attempt to live together at McConaughey’s Texas ranch. And of course, those close boundaries put this storied friendship to the test.
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In the logline, Apple TV+ calls the new show “a delightfully odd couple love story revolving around the awkward and beautiful bond between Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.”
Skydance is behind the television series, which is executive produced by Reed, along with Harrelson and McConaughey. Other executive producers include David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Matt Thunell, Bill Bose, and Jeremy Pledger for Skydance Television.
This news comes just as Apple TV+ and Skydance unveiled Reed’s new project, “The Big Door Prize,” at the SXSW Festival in a world premiere event. That show, starring Chris O’Dowd, debuted with the first three episodes on Wednesday 29 March, followed by a new episode weekly every Wednesday from 17 May. A second season this summer.
McConaughey and Harrelson starred together in HBO’s landmark anthology crime drama “True Detective” in 2014 as Louisiana State Police detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart. Both actors were nominated for Lead Drama Actor in their roles.
In addition to “The Big Door Prize”, Reed’s credits include “Schitt’s Creek” and Broadway’s “And Juliet”. He is part of the “Schitt’s Creek” team that won an Outstanding Comedy Emmy in 2020; He was also nominated for a writing Emmy that year.
McConaughey has been rehired by WME and Yorn Levin; Harrelson has been replaced by 7 Deuce Entertainment and Jiffren Brittenham.
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