HBO’s True Detective series just added a legit crimefighter to its cast with Ray Fisher (Justice League). He’ll be playing a series regular named Freddy Burns, the son of Mahershala Ali’s lead character, Wayne. No other details about Fisher’s role were disclosed, but we presume he won’t be receiving any assists from Batman or The Flash, which is too bad because both characters would be right at home in Nic Pizzolatto’s strange tales anthology.
The third season of True Detective relocates from Los Angeles’ grimy industrial parks to the mysterious and murky forests of the Ozarks — I’ve never been to the Ozarks, it’s probably quite lovely, but Pizzolatto is likely only focusing on its dumpsters and junkyards. The local chamber of commerce is understandably not thrilled.
This season’s plot focuses on a “macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods,” according to Deadline. This overlapping timeline premise harkens back to the series’ successful first season, which pitted Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson against a multi-generational serial killer in New Orleans.
As an interesting aside, Pizzolatto wrote the entire third season himself with the exception of episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue). Milch has been off the board since he wrote The Money (2014), a TV drama (and he’s rumored to be writing a Deadwood movie for HBO). Pizzolatto will also direct one or more episodes this season, alongside Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room). That’s your LRM trivia for today!
HBO and Pizzolatto are clearly taking their time, as True Detective season 3 won’t debut until sometime in 2019. However, given the rushed and clumsy nature of Season 2’s narrative, fans should be semi-reassured that the added time will result in a more logical and satisfying storyline this time.
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True Detective Season 3 hits HBO in 2019.
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