Check it out: The True Detective season 3 trailer is here
After the series finale of Sharp Objects last night, HBO dropped a few new teasers to promote their upcoming original lineup, including the first look at True Detective season 3, starring Mahershala Ali (Moonlight).
The 60-second trailer is short on details, but shows Ali’s detective Wayne Hays at three distinct periods in his life, and appears to be consumed by a mystery that continues to haunt him throughout his life. We also get a few shots of Stephen Dorff (Blade) as Roland West, but no real insight into who his character is or the role he’ll play as the mystery unfolds over the season’s eight episodes.
The third season of the anthology series is set in the heart of the Ozarks wherein a disturbing crime occurs and a mystery that deepens over decades plays out in the three separate time periods. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will portray Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas, while Carmen Ejogo will portray Arkansas schoolteacher Amelia Reardon, who shares a connection with two missing children in 1980. Fisher will play Freddy Burns, Wayne’s son, and Rhys Wakefield, Michael Greyeyes and Jon Tenney will play recurring characters Henry Hays, Brett Woodard, and Alan Jones, respectively. Mamie Gummer also stars.
Nic Pizzolatto serves as the showrunner and one of the executive producers will be the sole writer of the third season with the exception of episode four, which he co-wrote with David Milch. Jeremy Saulnier, another executive producer, will act as the director alongside Pizzolatto, the latter making his directorial debut.
Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (topliners for True Detective Season 1), Cary Joki Fukunaga (who directed Season 1), Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown are also serving as executive producers.
Season 3 of True Detective will air on HBO sometime in January of 2019.