Big news for True Detective fans! It has been confirmed that season 3 is actually happening, as HBO finally greenlighting an additional season. However, this isn’t all, more details were revealed about the upcoming season.
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys, confirmed in July, that the Oscar-winning Moonlight star, Mahershala Ali, will join the cast of True Detective. Now that the 3rd season of the anthology was got the green light, more details about Ali’s character were revealed. Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.
This time around, the show will return to its rural roots after spending a season in L.A., and will be set in the Ozraks.
EW also confirmed the storyline for the 3rd season: “The next installment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.”
Behind-the-scenes details were also revealed: with the exception of episode 4, original show runner Nic Pizzolatto will be the sole writer of the series; episode 4 was co-written by David Milch, who was brought on to help Pizzolatto shape the season.
There is no premiere date yet for the 3rd season of True Detective.