TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 2, 2018
There were almost too many problems with True Detective Season 2 to list here, but one of the biggest problems was the show's release date smack dab in the middle of summer. True Detective is not a summer show, and thankfully the third season is bringing the series back to January, where it belongs.
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali takes center stage this season, alongside Blockbuster Entertainment Award winner Stephen Dorff, as the two play a pair of (true) detectives investigating the grisly murder of two children deep in the Ozarks. Like season one, the revelations come over three different time periods, though there's no indication as to whether Ali will make beer can dolls and talk about time being a flat circle.
Another interesting thing to note is that the first two episodes of this new season are being directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who directed the riveting flicks Green Room and Blue Ruin, and whose latest film, Hold the Dark, is exclusively available on Netflix. He's a perfect fit for this detective noir, and I'm very intrigued by what he's going to bring to the table.
If nothing else, it'll get Ali back on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the host can have more fun with his first name. Hilarious!