Emmys: HBO's 'True Detective' will compete as a drama series
HBO’s critically acclaimed crime series True Detective will compete under the drama category, rather than miniseries, at this year’s Emmys, EW confirmed.
The eight-episode limited series, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, could have easily fit under the miniseries category, but will now be entering a more crowded contest, potentially competing against such hits as AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men, Showtime’s Homeland, and HBO’s own Game of Thrones, among others.
The American Horror Story franchise made the opposite move in 2012 when it switched from drama to miniseries, which had positive results, garnering the series numerous nominations.
Earlier Tuesday, Showtime also made a shift announcing that its series Shameless would switch to the comedy category after being submitted as a drama for the past three seasons.