by Benjamín Harguindey
True Detective‘s third season has been confirmed yet again by HBO with some new information, and while there isn’t much more information than it was reported a year ago we’re finally given a plot and a release date.
As previously reported, series creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto has written eight episodes in collaboration with David Milch (of Deadwood); what’s news is that the third season will mark Pizzolato’s directorial debut. Also helming episodes will be Jeremy Saulnier and Daniel Sackheim, of Green Room (2015) and Netflix’s Ozark. Interestingly enough this coincides with the setting for season three: “the heart of the Ozarks” in Arkansas, according to Deadline.
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) stars as Arkansas police detective Wayne Hays and will be partnered with Stephen Dorff as fellow detective Roland West. Much like season one, they will investigate a “macabre crime” over three separate time periods. So following the heavily-panned second season it appears the show is going back to basics with its third season. Other confirmed actors include Josh Hopkins, Jodi Balfour, Carmen Ejogo, Scoot Macnairy and Mamie Gummer.
As for the release date, the third season will air sometime in 2019. HBO president Casey Bloys also confirmed a new season for Big Little Lies in 2019.
Benjamín Harguindey / Managing Editor, Writer (Mar del Plata, Argentina – 1989) Screenwriter graduated from Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires. Benja’s worked for EscribiendoCine as a film critic since 2010, covering the Biarritz, San Sebastián and Venice festivals. He judged the CILECT Prize and won several writing & criticism contests. He’s published one novel, Noches de Tartaria (2006).