The long-awaited third season of True Detective is set to be released early next year on HBO.
Starring Mahershala Ali, the eerie police drama will premiere in January 2019.
An anthology series, season three features a completely new cast and story.
The upcoming season appears to be similar in style to the critically acclaimed first run which came out in 2014.
How many episodes are in True Detective season 3?
This season of True Detective will consist of eight hour-long episodes.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto has scripted each episode along with screenwriter David Milch who worked on the fourth instalment.
Pizzolatto makes his directorial debut with one of the episodes on this run also.
Episodes will air weekly on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
What is the plot of True Detective season 3?
Season three follows two partner detectives investigating a disturbing crime involving two missing children in the heart of the Ozarks, Arkansas.
The story spans three decades.
A short description from HBO reads: “The next instalment 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.”
Stars of season one Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson serve as executive producers.
Who is in the cast of True Detective season 3?
Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali leads the cast as Detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.
Stephen Dorff from Immortals is set to play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West.
Carmen Ejogo of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fame will play school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children.
Josh Hopkins will star as 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 10 years.
Mamie Gummer from Mr Robot stars as Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the centre 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.
Is there a trailer for True Detective season 3?
Yes – HBO has finally released a trailer for season three.
The clip is highly reminiscent of season one’s Southern gothic aesthetic, and the time jumps reflect the narrative of the first run also.
The promo focuses on Ali’s character Detective Wayne Hays as he attempts to solve the mystery surrounding the missing children.
He is shown at different ages throughout and it looks like his older self is forced to revisit painful events from his past.
“My whole brain’s a bunch of missing pieces,” he says as tense shots of investigations are shown alongside eerie shots of children cycling bikes and random notes are shown on screen.
True Detective season 3 will premiere in January 2019