Extended trailer for upcoming True Detective season released


Fayettevillians excited about the upcoming season of True Detective can get a bit longer look at the upcoming season today.

HBO on Friday unveiled an extended trailer (above) for the upcoming season, which is set in, and was filmed almost entirely in Fayetteville over the summer.

The new trailer is just over 2 minutes long, revealing just a little bit more about the story that former UA MFA student Nic Pizzolatto will tell in the third installment of his hit series.

Season 3 of crime drama will star Mahershala Ali as state police detective Wayne Hays, and “tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.”

Filming for the upcoming season of the show was just completed earlier this year. There will be eight episodes in the upcoming season.

The cast and crew began shooting locally back in February at various locations around Fayetteville and the surrounding region, and Pizzolatto and Ali have said that the city will figure prominently into the plot.

“It would have been a disservice to the story to not shoot it in the Ozarks, in Fayetteville or in Arkansas,” Ali said. “Because it is such a character in the story. It would have been such a shame if we had shot it any other place.”

Filming took place all over Fayetteville, from Mount Sequoyah, to homes and apartments around the city, to location shoots at local restaurants like Hugo’s, Herman’s, and Bear’s Place. We heard reports of filming in Fort Smith, Mountainburg, Huntsville, Springdale, Devil’s Den, and several other places as well.

Anyone spot any locals or landmarks in the trailer?