Earlier this year we received the great news that HBO was bringing back the popular series ‘True Detective,’ for a 3rd season. Also confirming Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali will be set to play the lead. Now that the network has now green lit the season, more details about the crime drama is beginning to surface.
Ali, who has also appeared in Hidden Figures, Marvels Luke Cage and a recent JAY-Z video, will play police detective Wayne Hays. The detective is from Northwest Arkansas and fights crime in the nearby Ozarks. As with the first season of True Detective, the new season will be set across different narrative timelines.
Creator and original showrunner Nic Pizzolatto will once again write all the episodes. He will also direct alongside Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier.
The first season of True Detective starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and aired in 2014. A second season, featuring Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams, followed a year later.