'True Detective': 'Moonlight' star Mahershala Ali to play the lead in season 3

'True Detective' creator Nic Pizzolatto, who had scripted the first season, will be writing the whole of season 3


                            'True Detective': 'Moonlight' star Mahershala Ali to play the lead in season 3

HBO has just released the very first teaser trailer for the third season of its limited series 'True Detective'. The show's first season starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson while Colin Farrell took the lead in the second season. The teaser has now revealed that 'Moonlight' star Mahershala Ali is set to take up the lead role in the third season. 

The teaser focuses on Wayne Hays (who is being played by Ali) trying to put together the fragments of his past and, a lot like the first season, these very memories will explore the story from the perspective of multiple timelines. Ali's character Hays is a detective from Northwest Arkansas who is involved in investigating a case of kidnapping. While the show this time is set in Ozarks, Ali's character can be seen haunted by his past. He says in a voiceover, "Before you ever knew me, I wasn’t scared much. That wasn’t a fear for me. Things I’ve seen, things I know, wouldn’t do anything but cause harm. My whole brain’s a bunch of missing pieces."



He also adds, "My job... there’s no certainty. This peace... is more haunting than anything. I want to know the whole story.” In the region which is spread over Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, it wouldn't be surprising to discover a complex plot structure across different time periods which was so well carried out in the first season. The trailer also alludes to something supernatural. Creator Nic Pizzolatto, who had scripted the first season, will be writing the whole of season 3.

Season 1 which was written by Nic and was directed by Cary Fukunaga ('Maniac' and 'It') was widely acclaimed for the way it showcased the journey of the two detectives, played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as they set out to investigate the murder of a young woman named Dora Lange. Since the second season wasn't as successful as the first, HBO made sure to take its time with the third season which will be released next year in January. While a specific date for the premiere is yet to be announced, season 3 will also star Mamie Gummer, Stephen Dorff, Ray Fisher, Sarah Gadon, and Carmen Ejogo. 

Matthew and Colin had taken up the lead roles in the first two seasons. (IMDb)
Matthew and Colin had taken up the lead roles in the first two seasons. (IMDb)