Everything you need to know about the third season of True Detective airing in SA soon


Cape Town - An intricate and brutal murder, a haunted detective duo and a lingering, decades old mystery sets the scene for the new season of the critically acclaimed drama True Detective

WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH IT:

With Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Mahershala Ali in the lead, the HBO drama returns with an eight-episode third season from Wednesday, 16 January at 22:10, exclusively on M-Net (DStv 101).

Season 3 will also be available on DStv Now and on the DStv Catch Up platforms. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE THIRD INSTALMENT?

This instalment of the gritty crime anthology plays out over three separate time periods: 1980, 1990 and 2015. 

Ali stars as Detective Wayne Hays who, in the present, is retired and called upon to look back at the disappearance of a young Arkansas boy and his sister in 1980. With his memory failing, the case triggers vivid recollections and enduring questions for the man, who worked the case 35 years ago with his partner Roland West. 

As their story unfolds over the season, it soon becomes apparent that a seemingly routine investigation turned into a long and troubling journey to dissect and make sense of a cruel and violent crime. 

WHO IS THE CAST?

Filmed at locations throughout northwest Arkansas, season 3 stars Oscar and Golden Globe winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book) as state police detective Wayne Hays, with Stephen Dorff (Somewhere) as Roland West, Hays’ partner and Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as schoolteacher and writer Amelia Reardon. 

In a gripping story where time has taken everything but the truth, this season’s disquieting and enduring mystery is only made more compelling by its superb cast.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: