TV News: True Ruin: Green Room/Blue Ruin Director To Helm True Detective Season 3

In the aftermath of Game of Thrones epic finale, many have been wondering how HBO is going to keep viewers interested in their original programming while folks wait to return to Westeros. HBO might have found their own solution by green lighting True Detective Season 3. 

After a two year absence following the critically polarizing season 2, creator/showrunner Nic Pizzolatto has teamed up with beloved HBO veteran David Milch (Deadwood, Luck) to come up with a story for a third season of the anthology series, and Oscar-winning Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali signed on to star earlier this summer.

HBO has now given the green light to True Detective Season 3, via The Hollywood Reporter, announcing that Green Room and Blue Ruin filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier will direct alongside Pizzolatto, who will make his directorial debut on the third season.

The announcement not only revealed the creative team behind season 3 but our first glimpse at the plot of season 3 as well. The synopsis is as follows, “True Detective season 3 will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.”

Following that synopsis, it seems as though HBO and Pizzolatto are try to return to what made that first season so magical and engaging for the viewers. Let’s hope they succeed.