True Detective home for sale in Fayetteville

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

It’s been over a year since filming wrapped on the third season of True Detective, but somebody soon will have a chance to relive scenes from the HBO series every time they walk into their living room. Or kitchen. Or bedroom. Or backyard.

That’s because a home used throughout the season is now for sale in Fayetteville.

The house, located at 2257 Mockingbird Lane, was the home of Detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), his wife Amelia Hays (Carmen Ejogo), and their two children.


The 2,253-square-foot house includes 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It’s currently priced at $289,900, and is listed by Christine Cook of Lindsey & Associates.

» View the home listing here

Crews were in Fayetteville to film Season 3 for about six months at various locations around town and the surrounding region. The season told the story of a shocking crime that took place in the heart of the Ozarks. Through eight episodes, the mystery of the incident deepened over decades and played out in three separate time periods.

The cast also included veteran actors Stephen Dorff, Mamie Gummer, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher, Brandon Flynn, Michaell Graziadei, Jodi Balfour, Josh Hopkins and Lonnie Chavis.


The show also featured quite a bit of Arkansas talent as well, both as crew and background actors and extras. All told, about 2,800 people from Arkansas were cast in the show.

Another central character in Season 3 was the city of Fayetteville itself.


“Having lived for four years in Fayetteville, I always found this area extremely evocative and powerful,” True Detective director Nic Pizzolatto, who is a University of Arkansas MFA alum. “I feel landscape is a character, definitely in what I do.”

Ali agreed.

“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.”