Sky Atlantic has announced its broadcast details of the new HBO drama True Detective.

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in the eight-part series, which follows two investigators during a 17-year hunt for a killer.

The series launches in the US on January 12 - on HBO, of course -and will cross the Atlantic to Sky Atlantic in February.

Looking is another HBO show on the way to Sky Atlantic. It follows three gay men looking for love in San Francisco, and stars Russell Tovey (Being Human) and Broadway star Jonathan Groff.

That series begins on January 19, 2014 in the US, and will air shortly after on Sky Atlantic. An official broadcast date has yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, more US show news for Sky Atlantic as the third season of Girls will air in January 2014, along with the second run of The Following and the fifth season of Nurse Jackie.

Game of Thrones will also return for its fourth run in the spring, as well as the seventh and final season of AMC's Mad Men.