Season 3 of ‘True Detective’ Will Be Set in the Ozarks

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The Ozarks are so hot right now: Besides Jason Bateman’s new Netflix show, we’ll be getting plenty of Ozark action with Season 3 of “True Detective.”

Season 3, which will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will also feature some formidable talent behind the camera.

According to Variety, the central mystery will be “a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks.” It will be set in three different time periods as the mystery unfolds. Ali will play the season’s main character, Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto has written the entire season and will also direct some of the episodes. His cowriter on episode 4? None other than “Deadwood” creator David Milch.

Also signing up to direct, Jeremy Saulnier, who gave us the terrific crime dramas “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room.”

Pizzolatto said, “I’m tremendously thrilled to be working with artists at the level of Mahershala and Jeremy. I hope the material can do justice to their talents, and we’re all very excited to tell this story.”

We still don’t have an air date or a production start date.

Season 1 stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who both received Emmy nominations for their roles, remain on board as executive producers.

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