‘True Detective’ lives again at HBO after a third season of the series was picked up on Thursday…
Time really is a flat circle because ‘True Detective’ is coming back again.
The series created by Nic Pizzolatto that was critically acclaimed during season one and then almost universally panned in season two has officially been picked up for a third season by HBO.
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will have the starring role in the series with Pizzolatto serving as the sole writer on the show minus episode four, which he co-wrote with ‘Deadwood’ creator David Milch. Milch was originally brought on to help Pizzolatto craft the third season and he also helped write the one episode in the series.
Director Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) will work alongside Pizzolatto, who is also serving as the show runner for the third season.
The plot for ‘True Detective’ season three was also revealed, although as expected not many details were given at this time. The show will return to its rural roots from season one with the series shifting to the Ozarks with Ali playing Wayne Hays, a state police detective from northwest Arkansas.
“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.”
The first season also saw time jumps with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in the starring roles so it appears Pizzolatto is going back to a more familiar format for season three.
At this time, HBO hasn’t said how many episodes will make up ‘True Detective’ season three or when the show will debut but it would make sense for the series to drop in 2018. HBO may be without hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ until 2019 but ‘True Detective’ along with ‘Westworld’ returning in 2018 would be a great combination in its absence.