Watch This Brilliant ‘True Detective’ Shot-For-Shot Remake Using ‘Star Wars’ Characters

A long time ago, in a bayou far, far away...

It’s a story of two crime-fighting partners, one of whom might, after years of service, become consumed by the darkness.

Sound familiar? That’s the basic premise of “True Detective.” But it also is a handy synopsis of the relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” saga.

Once we realized that, it only made sense to wonder what “True Detective” might look like if it took place in a galaxy far, far away. Thanks to this mash-up that puts “Star Wars” characters in the “True Detective” main title sequence, we never have to wonder again.

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi take the place of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as both their younger and older selves, with appearances by Anakin’s tortured wife (Padme) and his daughter (Princess Leia), who is quite literally a rebellious teenager.

But who, in this version, is the yellow king? C-3P0 probably wouldn’t be a bad guess.

Check out the mash-up, and hope HBO gives us a second season of “True Detective” that can match this level of awesomeness.