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Alamo Drafthouse to Host Early Screening of ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Episodes

Published on December 5th, 2018 | Updated on December 5th, 2018 | By FanFest

If you’re a fan of the HBO hit crime drama series True Detective, listen up! You have a chance to watch a part of the upcoming third season early.

The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting screenings of the first two episodes of season three nearly a month before the show hits the airwaves. On December 18th, 18 theaters across the country will be participating in the HBO-sponsored, one-night-only event.

The screenings are free (with a $5 voucher purchase for food and drink), and tickets can be through the Alamo Drafthouse website. The list of participating theaters is below.

Ashburn, VA | Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun
Austin, TX | Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Dallas, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands
Denton, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Denton
Denver, CO | Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
El Paso, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo
Houston, TX | Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
Lubbock, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
New Braunfels, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace
Omaha, NE | Alamo Drafthouse La Vista
Phoenix, AZ | Alamo Drafthouse Chandler
Raleigh, NC | Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh
San Antonio, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Park North
San Francisco, CA | Alamo Drafthouse New Mission
Springfield, MO | Alamo Drafthouse Springfield
Winchester, VA | Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
Woodbridge, VA | Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge
Woodbury, MN | Alamo Drafthouse Twin Cities

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.

If you can’t catch the early screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse this December, don’t worry! Season three of True Detective will premiere on January 13, 2019, on HBO.

Are you excited for the next installment of HBO’s True Detective? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!


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