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True Detective Season Three Preview: What we know so far

The acclaimed crime drama will return to screens in 2018

Dark, brutal, and gritty detective drama True Detective first broadcast on HBO in January of 2014, and fans will be eager to see it return to their screens sometime in 2018, with an official start date not yet announced.

When True Detective first hit small screens worldwide, courtesy of HBO, fans were astounded by the level of depth and complexity to the characters expertly brought to life by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as well as some incredible work behind the scenes from creative mastermind Nic Pizzolatto. The second season continued to employ a star-studded cast list, with leading men Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn supported by Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.

Now heading into an eagerly-anticipated third season, True Detective showrunners have finally announced their leading actors. Whilst the first season garnered universal praise, and the second season divided opinion, fans of good television and either of the two seasons will undoubtedly be excited to know the show is making a return in 2018.

“Casting news is still very much under wraps, but bringing in someone of Ali’s calibre and talent continues to show the high expectations of both the show and the studio”

Greenlit by HBO back in July, it was announced that True Detective would be returning for a third season, casting Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) in the lead male role, alongside Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). Any other casting news is still very much under wraps, but bringing in someone of Ali’s calibre and talent continues to show the high expectations of both the show and the studio, and their desire to work with fantastic actors.

We don’t yet know much about this third season, aside from the news that creator Nic Pizzolatto will be returning to produce the show alongside David Milch, who is a new addition to the creative team. Once again changing locations from its predecessors, this season will be set in Arkansas, in a mountainous region known as the Ozarks, but will remain true to previous seasons, and take place over three separate time periods.

Whilst we may not know what to expect, you can be sure that there will be violence, intrigue, and no small amount of dark humour. Just give me a Matthew McConaughey cameo, and I will be a very happy man.

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