HBO sets premiere date for 'True Detective' Season 3

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Mark your calendars folks, True Detective returns January 13, 2019!

In three short months we will find out if Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology series is great again.

HBO's premiere announcement included a host of first look images featuring stars Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff, and Carmen Ejogo.

Season three will span multiple decades, playing out in three separate time periods following Arkansas police detectives Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) and Roland West (Stephen Dorff) as they investigate a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks.

Carmen Ejogo (The Girlfriend Experience) stars as Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas school teacher with a connection to two missing children. Justice League’s Ray Fisher will play Freddy Burns, Wayne’s son. Batman vs. Supes alum, Scoot McNairy has been cast as a father who suffers a terrible loss whose fate is tied to both Hays (Ali) and West (Dorff) over the 10 year period. Additionally, Rhys Wakefield (The Purge), Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead) and Jon Tenney (That's 'Sheriff Behan’ in Tombstone) have been cast in recurring but undisclosed roles.

Nic Pizzolatto returns as the series scribe along with Deadwood’s David Milch, who co-wrote episode 4.

Check out the muted color palette in these first look photos. I’m vibing David Fincher's Se7en.

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