The season of HBO’s True Detective that was filmed in Fayetteville over the summer is less than a month away from its premier, and the network released another sneak peek of the upcoming season on Tuesday.
A new trailer for the third season of the show is just over 2 minutes long, and reveals a little more of the narrative created by former UA MFA student and True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for the third installment of his hit series.
Season 3 of crime drama will star Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali as state police detective Wayne Hays, along with Stephen Dorff, and Carmen Ejogo. According to the synopsis, the season “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.
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.
The new trailer includes some previously-unseen locations, including some interesting overhead aerial shots, the interior of a bar we haven’t seen before, the interior of what appears to be a Walmart or other grocery store, and plenty of Ozark Mountain scenery.
The show’s third season will air on Sunday nights on HBO beginning Jan. 13.