I was a huge fan of True Detective Season 1 when it aired back at the start of 2014, and starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and although S2 had an interesting vibe, I just didn’t get into it at all. This might have come down to an extreme amount of involvement ‘behind the scenes’, which HBO admitted to later on, but if this first teaser trailer for True Detective Season 3 is anything to go by though, we’re back to where we should be with the excellent Mahershala Ali in the lead role of Arkansas state Police Detective Wayne Hays.
Let’s get straight to the trailer and then some proper insight from HBO themselves just below:
Beauty, isn’t it? I think they could be back on form and now more background..
Where’s it set?
Partner detectives investigate a macabre crime involving two missing children in the heart of the Ozarks, Arkansas. The story spans three decades.
When does it air?
The third season is set to premiere January 2019 in the States on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
Who stars in it?
Mahershala Ali plays detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Dorff is set to play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West. Carmen Ejogo will play school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children.
Additional cast members include Josh Hopkins, who will play Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas involved in deposing state police detectives in an ongoing investigation. Scoot McNairy is Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss which ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over ten years. Mamie Gummer stars as Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the center of a tragic crime. Jodi Balfour, Lonnie Chavis, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn and Michael Graziadei also star.
How many episodes?
Nic Pizzolatto has scripted eight episodes for Season 3, co-writing Episode 4 with David Milch. The new season will mark Pizzolatto’s directorial debut; Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Green Room) will also direct.
And behind the scenes?
Pizzolatto and Saulnier will executive produce along with Scott Stephens, Season 1’s Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as well as Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
True Detective Season 3 will air on Sky Atlantic, or NOWTV, in the UK