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Critically-acclaimed drama series 'True Detective' arrives on UK TV screens tomorrow night (Saturday February 22nd), receiving its debut on Sky Atlantic.

Episode one of the HBO hit - a "dark and atmospheric" eight-part crime anthology - goes out at 9pm on the pay-TV channel.

It uses multiple timelines to trace two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives' hunt for a serial killer.

The action takes place in the US state across a 17-year period, with the action switching between 1995, 2002 and 2012.

Written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, 'True Detective' has a stellar cast including Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

The Academy Award nominees star as detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, whose lives collide and entwine as they search for the killer.

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The show also features Kevin Dunn, Tory Kittles, Michael Potts, Elizabeth Reaser, Shea Whigham, Clarke Peters, Jay O. Sanders and Lili Simmons.

Writing for the Independent, reviewer Sarah Hughes showered praise on 'True Detective', saying it is "like nothing else on television right now".

"Every now and then a programme arrives so fully formed and confident that the only response is to gasp in pleasure and applaud," she stated.

Ms Hughes said Pizzolatto and Fukunaga seem "intent on throwing the rulebook away, creating something that’s closer in feel to a James Lee Burke novel than a standard television thriller".

She went as far as to suggest that the show could be the best crime drama to hit TV screens since HBO masterpiece 'The Wire'.

If you can’t wait until 'True Detective' gets started at 9pm on Saturday, you can watch the first episode now via Sky On Demand, Sky Go and NOW TV.

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