'True Detective' Is Coming Back to HBO for Season 3

It's set to star Academy Award-winning 'Moonlight' actor Mahershala Ali and feature 'Green Room' director Jeremy Saulnier
'True Detective' Is Coming Back to HBO for Season 3
While there may have been some doubts, HBO has now officially announced that True Detective is returning for Season 3.

Nic Pizzolatto's acclaimed — and then divisive — crime anthology will return to the network in 2018, with Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali taking the lead role.

Pizzolatto will serve as the lone writer on the season, besides David Milch, who co-wrote the fourth episode. As of press time, a total episode count for Season 3 has yet to be revealed.

Pizzolatto, who created the series, will also serve as showrunner and direct alongside Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier. As for executive producers, they include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens, and Season 1 stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Original director Cary Fukunaga is also listed as an executive producer.

While few plot details have yet to be revealed, the new season will focus on a "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," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"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," Pizzolatto said in a statement.

HBO programming president Casey Bloys stated, "Nic has written truly remarkable scripts. With his ambitious vision and Mahershala Ali and Jeremy Saulnier aboard, we are excited to embark on the next installment of True Detective."

A premiere date has not yet been announced.