True Detective Season 3 plot details revealed, with an incredible director attached to the series
Even though we've been burned, we're still very excited about this coming back.
True Detective Season One was one of the most original TV shows to come along in a long time, between the unique casting and volatile mood to the whole thing, the fact that you really felt anything could happen to any one of the characters at any time.
It was, in short, quite brilliant.
True Detective Season Two on the other hand, while not quite as bad as everyone made it out to be, suffered quite badly simply by comparison. Plus there was a sense that the show had kind of fallen in love with the smell of it's own farts, and the pretension went through the roof, almost completely replacing entertaining.
For a while, Season Three was in question, but then last month we got word that recent Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage) was lined-up to take the lead, and that Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of the show, would now be sharing writing duties with David Milch, the legend behind the likes of Deadwood and NYPD Blue.
Collider have got their hands on the official plot synopsis:
Season 3 of True Detective will tell 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. Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.
Anyone with a Netflix account will know that there was a recent series on there called Ozark, with Jason Bateman and Laura Linney hiding out in the area after crossing paths with a drug cartel, but the setting alone shouldn't be enough to draw too many comparisons.
On top of that, The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that while Pizzolatto will be making his directorial debut with some of the episodes in Season Three, he will be joined by Jeremy Saulnier.
If you haven't heard of Saulnier, don't worry too much, as he's only directed two relatively small movies so far, but if you haven't yet seen Blue Ruin or Green Room, then we recommend you remedy that immediately, as they are two of the best thrillers of the last decade, without question.
He is a fantastic fit for the True Detective series, and we can't wait to see what he does with the material.