HBO aired the ultimate episode of its miniseries Sharp Objects tonight, and when it did so, it launched the primary have a look at the upcoming third season of its crime anthology present, True Detective, which can premiere in January 2019.

This new season shall be set within the Ozarks, and can comply with a state police detective named Wayne Hays (performed by Moonlight and Home of Playing cards star Mahershala Ali) as he investigates what seems to be the kidnapping of a kid. As Polygon’s Julia Alexander famous, this trailer brings again a number of the vibe that outlined the primary excellent season for the collection, teasing a bizarre thriller that’s divided up into a few totally different time intervals as a detective works to resolve a case, with allusions that one thing supernatural could also be occurring.

Written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga, the primary season of True Detective premiered in 2014 to widespread acclaim, following two detectives (performed by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) as they investigated the homicide of a younger lady named Dora Lange. That acclaim didn’t lengthen to the second season, which adopted a brand new workforce of detectives as they investigated the dying of a businessman in California. Pizzolatto wrote a majority of this season, with Deadwood’s David Milch credited as a co-writer for the fourth episode.

The icy reception of that second season led HBO to take its time with a 3rd season — a break that’s lasted for 3 years. Final 12 months, phrase broke that Ali was in talks to take the lead position within the third season, and it entered manufacturing earlier this 12 months. Given Ali’s position in Moonlight, and paired with the vibe that we’re getting from this trailer, this season seems to be prefer it would possibly simply recapture what made the primary season so memorable. We’ll discover out in January.

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