HBO has just shared an enticing new trailer for the upcoming third season of True Detective.
This time around we see Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali in the lead role as detective Wayne Hays. Set on the Ozarks, we follow him during three different periods of his life, as he tries to solve the same case of two missing children. According to reports, the character of Wayne Hays was originally written with a caucasian actor in mind, but Ali fought hard for the role and managed to convince Nic Pizzolatto, the show’s writer, to cast him in the lead.
“I could’ve played that second lead, that supporting career. But in my mind, I was like, ‘I’ve done this my entire career though,” he said when speaking to Variety. “I’ve never done that. At that time, I’m 43 years old. If it don’t happen now, it really may not happen.”
Co-stars include Mamie Gummer, Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo. Season 3 of True Detective is scheduled to release on HBO on 13 January 2019.
Watch the trailer above!