HBO debuted the first trailer for 'True Detective' season 3 starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali

  • HBO aired the first trailer for “True Detective” season three on Sunday night.
  • The new season, its first since 2015, stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and takes place in the Ozarks. Like the first season, the story will span decades.
  • It already looks more promising than season two.

HBO aired the first trailer for season three of “True Detective” on Sunday night during the series finale of its summer miniseries, “Sharp Objects.”

Season three of “True Detective” is set to premiere in January 2019. It stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”), Ray Fisher (“Justice League”), Scoot McNairy (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Stephen Dorff (“Blade”), and Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”).

The third season of the anthology series comes from Nic Pizzolatto, who created the show and wrote the first two seasons. David Milch, creator of “Deadwood,” co-wrote the fourth episode of season three. The first season of “True Detective” premiered to high critical acclaim in 2014. The second season, which premiered in 2015, was highly anticipated but a huge disappointment to critics and audiences. While the first season has a 86% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, the second season only has a 63%.

The third season of the series will take place in the Ozarks and span decades, as did season one.

You can watch the trailer below:

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