'True Detective' Season 3 Trailer: Mahershala Ali Hunts the Past

Actor Mahershala Ali speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center

Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar for "Moonlight", will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, an Arkansas State Police detective.

HBO has set the premiere date for True Detective season three, unveiling the news in the first trailer for the new season. Against a tense soundtrack, Ali's character says, "Before you ever knew me, I wasn't scared much". "There wasn't a fear for me". "My job, there's no certainty". This peace is more haunting than anything.

According to HBO, the upcoming run "tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades". Visually it resembles the murky, moody aesthetic of the show's first season, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as detectives investigating a murder in a limpid, dishevelled Louisiana.

True Detective's third season, which also stars Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff, has not been without its production troubles, with director Jeremy Saulnier departing the project earlier than planned due to what HBO described as "scheduling conflicts". It wasn't. Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch were all brought in and, their fault or not, they went down with the ship. The overall tone seems quite grim, as is to be expected in any real true crime story worth its salt (and blood), and we get glimpses of Ali in his old age reflecting on the dark deeds. Pizzolatto wrote every single episode, save for episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch. The eight-episode series will be aired on HBO in January 2019.

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