Will Mahershala Ali be able to save the True Detective franchise?
Have you still not recovered from the first season of True Detective, released in 2014, which showcased the talents of Matthew McConaughey and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto? Did the second season leave you cold? Four years after the launch of the franchise, the creator is back with a new story and an Oscar-winning actor ready to take on the role of a police officer tortured by a somber criminal case.
Welcome to the 1980s. Mahershala Ali plays detective Wayne Hays, charged with the investigation into the disappearance of two children in the Ozark Mountains in northwestern Arkansas. He'll have to face Lucy Purcell, the mother who appears to be grieving but may in fact be involved in the case, played by Mamie Gummer (who seems, as usual, to be at the top of her game) and the reactions of the town's inhabitants, who hold him responsible. His partner, who we see very little in the trailer, is played by Stephen Dorff.
The trailer focuses on the story of the character played by Mahershala Ali and his obsession with this case, which is actually his last. He appears in three different time periods, the most spectacular being the one in which he plays Wayne as an old man. "My whole brain is a bunch of missing pieces", he explains in the voiceover.
Nic Pizzolatto, who was assisted in the writing of the series by a certain David Milch (Deadwood), will reveal the pieces of this new puzzle from January 13 on HBO.