Mahershala Ali stars in the new season of “True Detective,” and the first trailer brings a dark world back to vivid life. From director/executive producer Jeremy Saulnier and director/writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto, Season 3 takes a trip down to Arkansas and sends the series back to its rural roots.
But that’s not the only connection to Season 1 in the new footage. There’s evidence of three separate time periods, most notably present when a gray-haired Mahershala Ali is shown with a pained expression on his face. Season 1 featured two distinct settings, as Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) recounted their decades-old case in the present day.
McConaughey and Harrelson are still executive producers on “True Detective,” and after a second season that saw mixed reviews (at best), Pizzolatto (and HBO) seem intent on reminding viewers what they once loved about the landmark anthology series. Click through to see photos from Season 3, along with cast members and connections to the past.