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True Detective season 3 gets greenlight with Green Room director on board!

"From the dusty mesa, her looming shadow grows..."

Like most of the planet, I am a huge fan of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE... season one. Season two was a major disappointment. Sure, it had its moments, but overall the season was lackluster at best, melodramatic bullsh*t at worst.

Anyhow, being the second season was such a disappointment, it seemed for a while there that HBO wasn't going to renew the series for a third season. However, tonight we have confirmation that not only has HBO greenlit TRUE DETECTIVE S3, but the series has an all-new director.

Turns out GREEN ROOM helmer, Jeremy Saulnier will be taking on the directing duties this time around, with series writer Nic Pizzolatto set to make his directing debut in there somewhere. 

While we still do not know just how many episodes season three will run (the first two ran for 8-episodes a piece), we do know that 5 episodes have been written thus far and Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. 

Below you can find the new season's synopsis, as well as quotes from HBO president Casey Bloys and showrunner Nick Pizzolatto on the third season. After reading through all of that, make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are for TRUE DETECTIVE S3 on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 synopsis: 

A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades, plays out in three separate time periods. 


HBO president Casey Bloys:

Nic has written truly remarkable scripts. With his ambitious vision and Mahershala Ali and Jeremy Saulnier aboard, we are excited to embark on the next installment of True Detective.

Pizzolatto on TRUE DETECTIVE 3:

I’m tremendously thrilled to be working with artists at the level of Mahershala and Jeremy. I hope the material can do justice to their talents, and we’re all very excited to tell this story.

Nick Pizzolatto serves as showrunner and executive produces with Jeremy Saulnier, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.

Buy your copy of TRUE DETECTIVE Season One RIGHT HERE.

Extra Tidbit: GREEN ROOM is one of my new favorite films. I recommend it to everyone. All the time.
Source: Deadline

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