The long-awaited third season of "True Detective" on HBO finally has a release date.
The new season will debut in the premium cabling on January 13 at 9 p.m. ET / PT, with the season consisting of eight episodes. The new season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and unfolds in three different time periods. Mahershala Ali plays Wayne Hays, a state police detective from northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff also star. Dorff will play Roland West, a researcher from the state of Arkansas. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas school teacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.
The third season was directed by Daniel Sackheim, who took over Jeremy Saulnier as Variety Reported exclusively. Saulnier directed the first two episodes; Sackheim divided the last six with the creator / executive producer of the series Nic Pizzolatto, marking his directorial debut.
The executive producers in the third season are Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown. McConaughey and Harrelson starred in season 1 of the series, with Fukunaga directing the entire season. In season 2, an alignment of directors in rotation was incorporated to direct the season.