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First trailer for HBO’s True Detective third season

The third season of True Detective will feature Oscar winning actor Mahershala Ali.

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HBO has released the first trailer for the third season of True Detective. The footage includes the Oscar winning actor in the role of Arkansas state police detective Wayne Hays.

The trailer teases the story which will take place over the course of three decades in the life of his character. Details are scarce but it is somewhat clear that he is haunted by a case he was working on.

Ali will be joined by Stephen Dorff. He will be playing a character named Roland West, also an Arkansas State Investigator and the partner of Hays. Carmen Ejogo also stars in the series as Amelia Reardon. She is an Arkansas schoolteacher and has a connection to two missing children in 1980. The story will revolve around a dark crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and “a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.”

What is True Detective?

True Detective is crime drama series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series premiered on January 12, 2014. Each season of the series is structured as a disparate, self-contained narrative, employing new cast ensembles and following various sets of characters and settings.

The first season, starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles. The story takes place in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police homicide detectives, and their pursuit of a serial killer over a 17-year period.

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Poster for the first season of True Detective.

The second season stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, and Vince Vaughn. It’s set in California, and focuses on three detectives from three cooperating police departments and a criminal-turned-businessman. They investigate a series of crimes they believe are linked to the murder of a corrupt politician.

True Detective Season 3 will premiere in January 2019 on HBO.

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