Watch Mahershala Ali Star In The Season 3 Trailer For HBO's 'True Detective'

The actor/rapper will play Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hays.

(AllHipHop News) In January 2019, HBO is bringing back the anthology crime drama True Detective for a third season. Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Marvel's Luke Cage) was cast in the lead role.

S3 will tell the story of detectives investigating a crime involving two missing children in Ozarks, Arkansas. The 8-episode arc will span three decades.

The premium cable channel's series will also feature Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Josh Hopkins, Scoot McNairy, and Mamie Gummer. Nic Pizzolatto is back to executive produce.

Season 1 of True Detective - which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson - was met with widespread critical acclaim. The Colin Farrell-led second season garnered mixed reviews.