After the stupendous Season 1 of True Detective, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, S2 didn’t fair so well but, very thankfully, Season 3 returned with the fantastic Mahershala Ali and is available to watch and own now on Digital Download!
Created by Nic Pizzolatto, HBO’s True Detective returns after a three-and-a-half-year absence, this season focusing on a new case and featuring an impressive new cast.The highly anticipated series stars Ali as Wayne Hays, a retired detective who has been tormented for 35 years by a case involving the 1980 disappearance of a 12-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister in the town of West Finger, Arkansas.
As the aging Hays, his memory failing, ruminates on details of his investigation with the producer of a true-crime documentary, we learn about the case, and Hays’ past, tracking stories in 1980, when the crime took place, and 1990, when a shocking discovery reignited interest in the case. Through these flashbacks, we get to know key characters like Roland West (Stephen Dorff), Wayne’s partner at the time of the murder; Amelia Reardon (Carmen Ejogo), a schoolteacher and writer; as well as county officials, FBI agents, family members and suspects. Each of the eight episodes adds a new piece to the puzzle of what happened on that fateful night in 1980 – and how that one event shaped the lives of so many people for so many years.
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