True Detective Season 3 Premiere Date set for January 13, 2019

The eight-episode third season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks

True Detective Season 3 Premiere Date set for January 13, 2019

HBO has set the True Detective Season 3 premiere date for Sunday, January 13, 2019 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The eight-episode third season 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.

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) plays detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Dorff (Somewhere, Immortals) portrays Arkansas State Investigator Roland West. Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) plays school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children.

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Additional cast members include Josh Hopkins, who plays Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas involved in deposing state police detectives in an ongoing investigation. Scoot McNairy is Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss which ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over ten years. Mamie Gummer stars as Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the center of a tragic crime.

Jodi Balfour, Lonnie Chavis, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn and Michael Graziadei also star.

Nic Pizzolatto has scripted eight episodes for Season 3, co-writing Episode 4 with David Milch. The new season will mark Pizzolatto’s directorial debut; Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Green Room) will also direct.

Pizzolatto and Saulnier are executive produce along with Scott Stephens, Season 1’s Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as well as Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.

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