Just about a year ago, HBO confirmed that True Detective would be coming back for a third season and that it would star Moonlight Oscar winner and the color yellow’s best friend Mahershala Ali. I guess HBO knew we would all need at least 4 years to wash the Vince Vaughn from our collective memories before they dared revisit the show, because we are only now getting a trailer for Season 3 which will premiere in January, 2019.
HBO remains pretty tight-lipped about the details of True Detective 3. But that’s a good thing, given it’s supposed to be a mystery and all. The biggest mystery I gleaned from the trailer is what rock did they find Stephen Dorff under and why are they punishing him with that wig? Hopefully, all will be revealed. Here’s the trailer.
I’m a glutton for punishment, especially when it comes in the form of sexy brooding, so I’m in. But what a weird choice to use clips of Morgan Freeman from Shawshank Redemption instead of just putting Mahershala in old man makeup. According to Deadline:
Season 3 will tell 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. Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from northwest Arkansas.
Though you wouldn’t know it from the trailer, Stephen plays Mahershala’s partner. And because the characters span decades, expect multiple dubious wigs. Season 3 was written by Nic Pizzolatto who also wrote Season 1 and will co-direct with Jeremy Saulnier. Even though I am still butthurt over season 2, I’m willing to give Mahershala and his little friend a shot at wasting my time ultimately disappointing me. I may be a sucker but I’m no fool.