The Jakarta Post
The new season of True Detectives will star Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. (HBO/File)
HBO has announced the return of the True Detective series, which finally has an official release date, set for Jan. 13, 2019, according to a press release sent to The Jakarta Post.
The new season will star Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali and will center around a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozark mountains. The story is also said to be set in three separate time periods.
According to the release, Ali will play Wayne Hays, a state police detective hailing from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo (who starred in Selma and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them), will star as school teacher Amelia Reardon, and Stephen Dorff will star as Hays’s partner, Roland West according to Pedestrian TV.
Pedestrian TV also noted that fans were not so keen on the last season of True Detectives -- a large number of whom felt that the second season was not up to par with the first.
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The exciting news of having a release date follows a previous tweet from @TrueDetective made on Aug. 26th, which read “January 2019 on @HBO” and featured a photo of Ali, on what was possibly the set for the third season.
The latest tweet on the True Detective official twitter profile reads “Starring Mahershala Ali, #TrueDetective returns January 13 2019.” and was made on October 11, confirming the news and the official date.
Previously, HBO announced that Game of Thrones would be returning in the first half of 2019 for an eighth season.(acr/asw)