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HBO renews Girls, Veep, picks up Woody Harrelson cop drama

US cable network HBO has renewed freshman comedies Girls and Veep.

It has also picked up a detective drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

The Time Warner-owned broadcaster has ordered True Detective straight-to-series from Anonymous Content, which produces series including The L Word and features Winters Bone and Being John Malkovich and is run by Paul Green.

The series, which was written by The Killing writer Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga, follows two detectives over the course of seventeen years trying to solve a murder. Each season will follow one case.

This comes as the network picked up Girls and Veep for second seasons. Girls, which was created by Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow, received over 870,000 viewers for its pilot, which Veep, which was created by In The Loop’s Armando Iannucci and stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, received 1.4 million viewers for its first episode.