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‘True Detective’ Season 3 Premiere Date Announced

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Mark your calendars, True Detective fans! We finally have a set premiere date for the upcoming third season of the HBO drama series. The third season, starring Mahershala Ali, will premiere on Sunday, January 13th at 9 PM EST/PST on HBO!

Season three will see a will be returning to a rural setting in the Ozarks. The official logline for the upcoming season says, “The third season of the show 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. Mahershala Ali stars as Wayne Hayes, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff also star. Created by Nic Pizzolatto.”

In addition to Ali, Ejogo, and Dorff, season 3 of True Detective will also feature Ray Fisher, Scoot McNairy, and Mamie Gummer. Other cast members set for recurring roles include Deborah Ayorinde (Girls Trip), Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead), Jon Tenney (The Closer) and Rhys Wakefield (The Purge).

Season one writer Nic Pizzolatto returns to pen the third season, with the exception of the fourth episode. The fourth episode was written collaboratively by both Pizzolatto and David Milch. Pizzolatto will also serve as showrunner, executive producer and he will be making his directorial debut during the upcoming season as he steps into the director’s chair along with Daniel Sakheim and Jeremy Saulnier who directed the first two episodes. Saulnier will also executive produce along with Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Fukunaga, Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.

Season three of True Detective will premiere on January 13, 2019, only on HBO.

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