New HBO Series Set in Louisiana Premieres Sunday
When we were working on our plantation travel story last fall, we became aware of just how many movies and TV series have been filmed on or around Louisiana plantations over the years. In talking with Oak Alley Director of Sales Hillary Loeber, she mentioned a new HBO series that had filmed in the sugarcane fields surrounding the plantation. To accommodate actors Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, farmers waited to cut their cane last year so that filming could be done when it was still tall. Glimpses of that cane and those fields can be seen in the trailer for “True Detective,” which premieres Sunday night.
Harrelson and McConaughey play two detectives hunting a serial killer in Louisiana across 17 years. The show also filmed in New Orleans, Harahan and some small towns in St. Bernard and St. Charles parishes, according to On Location Vacations.