It’s been three years since Nic Pizzolatto gave us the infamous first season of True Detective. Unfortunately it looks like we are going to have to wait a little longer for season three, but we now know the premise and a few other exciting details!
A few weeks ago we found out that Mahershala Ali was signed on as the lead role. It was the first hope that, yes, we were getting a season three, Finally! As exciting as it was to hear that Ali, an oscar winning actor (moonlight) was on board, there were still mysteries that needed to be answered. Which finally brought us this announcement,
“…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.”
It’s not much but we’ll take it! It’s hard not to wonder if Pizzolatto knew about Netfilx’s plans to roll out their show OZARK earlier this year, which was a huge summer hit. But wither way, I’m excited to see where this goes. I can’t have enough backwoods crime dramas in my life, and this feels like it may be getting back to season one’s backwoods bayou roots.
One of the most exciting pieces of information though, is that Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Green Room) will be joining the team. Saulnier is definitely one of the best indie film directors right now. It’s known that he doesn’t shy away from a good gritty violent narrative, so he should be a great fit into the True Detective family.
Side not: If you haven’t seen Blue Ruin or Green Room stop what you are doing and go watch them now!
Nic Pizzolatto will be the sole writer for season three with the exception of one episode being written by Deadwood’s Daivid Milch. Another great add to the team. With Pizzolatto having much of the writing control, HBO not rushing this man’s genius and everything else we know right now, we might just be in for a really great season!