More than two years after the show’s second season wrapped its run, HBO has officially pulled the trigger and given a green-light to a third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology series True Detective. House Of Cards star Mahershala Ali is on-board to star in the new season.
Each season of True Detective tells a new story with a new cast. The third season explores 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, who starred as White House Chief of Staff Remy Danton on House Of Cards, stars as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto is penning almost all of the scripts for the new season, with the exception of episode four, which is being written by Deadwood‘s David Milch. Green Room helmer Jeremy Saulnier is on-board to direct. A formal episode has not yet been set as the scripts are still being written. Pizzolatto is showrunner and will also direct and episode this season. The executive producers are Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
Out of their rich output agreement with HBO, Sky previously broadcast both the first and second seasons of True Detective on Sky Atlantic. That agreement was renewed back in 2014 for a further five years; ensuring that the satcaster once again gets first window rights to HBO’s slate of programming – including the new season of True Detective, which is expected to air sometime in 2018.