After True Detective debuted 2014 to rave reviews with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, HBO was quick to order a second season. But with a whole new setting and cast, including Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Tayler Kitsch, fans didn't take to the second outing nearly as well. After the 2015 season, talk about the series died out to whispers and rumors, but no big buzz.
Now HBO has given the green light to a third season, with original showrunner Nic Pizzolatto writing almost all of the season with David Milch coming on to help shape the season and co-write the fourth episode. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Marvel's Luke Cage) has been confirmed as the star, playing Wayne Hays, an Arkansas State police detective. After moving the second season to Los Angeles, the series will return to a more rural area, the Ozarks, like the premiere season.
The Logline for the season reads:
"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."
Pizzolatto will direct along with newcomer to the franchise, Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room).
There is no episode count or premiere date yet, but stay tuned.