If you’ve been watching Key & Peele on Comedy Central for the past couple of years you may have noticed that they changed a few things around during the current fourth season. Nearly all of the changes they made were in part due to their love for the HBO original series True Detective.
Right off of the bat, they changed their introduction to mock that of HBO’s True Detective, with similar imagery and scenes to go along with a twangy version of their theme song. To make the introduction as authentic as possible they enlisted yU+co (The Leftovers, The Bridge, and The Walking Dead) to create a dark and gritty introduction to Key & Peele.
The most notable change they made was to the entire format of the show, in which they totally abandoned their live improv act in front of a studio audience. Instead, they fill the gaps of their sketches with very “True Detective“-esque scenes, in which Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele mock Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey traveling in their car discussing their perspectives on life, but in a much more humorous manner, of course.