Latest True Detective season 3 trailer previews a deadly mystery

Last Updated on July 21, 2021

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After disappointing a lot of viewers with the second season of their crime anthology series True Detective, HBO seems to be working hard to assure their subscribers that the upcoming third season will be more along the lines of the very popular first season. In the last three and a half months, they have released three different trailers for the new season, and the latest one can be seen below.

Scripted by series creator/executive producer Nic Pizzolatto (with Deadwood's David Milch co-writing the fourth episode), the new season of True Detective will consist of 8 episodes. The story centers on 

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 season stars Mahershala Ali, who appears to have delivered an incredible performance, along with Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer, Ray Fisher, Rhys Wakefield, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Sarah Gadon, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei, Emily Nelson, and Jodi Balfour.

The first two episodes were directed by Jeremy Saulnier (MURDER PARTY / BLUE RUIN / GREEN ROOM / HOLD THE DARK), with David Sackheim and Pizzolatto, making his directorial debut, handling the other six.

There's only a month left to wait before True Detective season 3 premieres on January 13th.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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