True Detective will be back with its third season January 19th at 9 PM ET on HBO. The season will consist of 8 episodes.
Created by Nic Pizzolatto, the new 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.
Mahershala Ali stars as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Others among the cast include Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Deborah Ayorinde, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei, Josh Hopkins, Jodi Balfour, and Mamie Gummer.
Pizzolatto is the sole writer of the third season with the exception of Episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch. The third season was directed by Daniel Sackheim, who took over from Jeremy Saulnier. Saulnier directed the first two episodes and Sackheim divided up the final six with series creator/executive producer Nic Pizzolatto, marking it his directorial debut.
The executive producers for the third season are Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown.