The Trailer For HBO Canada’s New Series Quarry Is A Real Nail-Biter

If you’re looking for a dark and moody thriller to ease you into the fall weather, Cinemax and HBO Canada has been cooking up something nice and gritty just for you. Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins (who also wrote Road to Perdition), Quarry follows the gloomy path of Vietnam War veteran Mac Conway after he returns home to find that everything is terrible.

Mac (The Invitation‘s Logan Marshall-Green) and his war buddy Arthur (Jamie Hector) have been entirely exonerated of any wrongdoing, but he’s still not exactly popular with his hometown. Or his wife. Or potential employers. Pretty much all of his old connections have completely shunned him for his involvement with the unpopular and highly publicized war, and so of course Mac and Arthur are tempted by a very questionable but highly lucrative offer by a criminal named The Broker (seems like a bad sign, Mac!).

The trailer gives off a bit of a True Detective vibe, which makes sense considering it’s directed and executive produced by Steve Golin, who had a hand in True Detective, and Greg Yaitanes (Banshee). The location in particular is cause for interest: Memphis is a city with a reputation for amazing music (soul and blues classics play a pretty big role in the series) while at the same time being a bit of a powder keg of racial and cultural tensions. Throw a desperate, kinda unbalanced, probably really traumatized war vet into that mix and you’ve got a recipe for some pretty tense action. See for yourselves in the trailer and teaser below. And remember to tune-in to HBO Canada September 9 for the premiere.