true detective season 3 review

“Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle,'” Detective Rustin Cohle famously said in the first season of True Detective. “Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.” Series creator Nic Pizzolatto didn’t know it at the time, but when he wrote those words for Matthew McConaughey to deliver, he was predicting the future of his own TV series. As True Detective season 3 unfolds, it becomes clear that Pizzolatto has decided to do everything he did in season 1 over and over and over again, to the point where the new season – which debuts on HBO this weekend – starts to feel like a remake of season 1.

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true detective season 3 early buzz

True Detective season 3 comes four years after the second season of the HBO crime anthology series debuted to abysmal reviews, a far cry from the pop culture phenomenon and career renaissance for star Matthew McConaughey that season 1 spawned. Since then, the show has gone from phenomenon to meme, to embarrassment, with the aforementioned McConaughaissance waning just as the anthology series trend begins to fade.

But creator Nic Pizzolatto brings back the HBO crime drama armed with Oscar-winning star Mahershala Ali, who leads a season that critics are calling a return to form. See what critics are saying in our round-up of the True Detective season 3 early buzz.

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true detective season 3

The latest trailer for True Detective season 3 takes star Mahershala Ali back through his past, and takes us back to the mood and tone of the acclaimed first season of the HBO anthology show. The newest season of True Detective follows Ali’s Detective Wayne Hays, who investigates the disappearance of two children in the heart of the Ozarks, and continues to be dogged by the grisly case for decades.

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true detective season 3 main character

Mahershala Ali won an Academy Award for his amazing work in Moonlight, but he still had to fight to land a lead role recently. The actor is the star of the upcoming True Detective season 3, playing a part that was originally written as a white person. As Ali reveals, he was offered a supporting role on the show instead, but fought hard to convince series creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto to cast him as the main character instead.

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true detective season 3 trailer full

The full trailer for True Detective season 3 is here, and it hints at a return to the mood and style of the acclaimed first season. Mahershala Ali plays a detective investigating the disappearance of two children in the heart of the Ozarks. The enigmatic case continues to haunt his character in multiple time periods, proving that time is, indeed, a flat circle. Watch the full True Detective season 3 trailer below.

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true detective season 3 premiere date

True Detective season 3 will hopefully redeem the season as a whole in January 2019. The new season, which stars which stars Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff, tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks. The official True Detective season 3 premiere date can be seen below, along with new images from the show.

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true detective season 3 trailer

The long-awaited trailer for True Detective season 3 is here. And it looks like it’s set to bring back the signature weirdness that catapulted the HBO crime drama into the pop culture stratosphere in the first season. Now with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading the latest season of detective anthology series, it seems that True Detective could redeem itself from its polarizing secondseason.

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Jeremy Saulnier Leaving True Detective

True Detective fans have been anticipating a redeeming third season for the crime thriller series after a rushed, disappointing second season couldn’t live up to the greatness of the first season, made great by the writing of Nic Pizzolatto and the direction of Cary Fukunaga. The hiring of Green Room and Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier gave us hope that True Detective would return to form, but it appears there may have been some trouble on set, resulting in the director leaving before finishing all his episodes. Read More »

Ray Fisher - Justice League - True Detective Season 3 Cast

True Detective season 3 is coming together nicely. Blue Ruin and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier is co-directing, Deadwood creator David Milch is part of the creative team, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is the lead, and the cast continues to grow. The latest addition to the True Detective season 3 cast is Justice League actor Ray Fisher, who will play the son of Ali’s character.

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True Detective season 3 cast

The third season of HBO’s True Detective has added another solid character actor to its ranks. A new report says that Scoot McNairy, a modern “that guy” who you’ve likely seen in a dozen things over the past few years, has joined Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, Selma star Carmen Ejogo, and e-cigarette salesman Stephen Dorff for the newest season of the divisive crime drama. Read more about the latest True Detective season 3 cast addition below.
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