HBO has released the first trailer for True Detective season 3 and it offers us our first look at Mahershala Ali in the role of Arkansas state police detective Wayne Hays. The trailer tells the story which will take place over the course of three decades in the life of his character and it’s made clear that he is haunted by a case he was working on.
“Before you ever knew me, I wasn’t scared much. That wasn’t a fear for me. Things I’ve seen, things I know, wouldn’t do anything but cause harm. My whole brain’s a bunch of missing pieces.
“My job…. there’s no certainty. This peace… is more haunting than anything. I want to know the whole story.”
Ali will be joined by Stephen Dorff, who will play a character named Roland West, he’s also an Arkansas State Investigator and the partner of Hays. Carmen Ejogo also stars in the series as Amelia Reardon, who is an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. The story will revolve around a dark crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and “a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.”
True Detective Season 3 will premiere in January 2019 on HBO.