Mahershala Ali pensively stares through the True Detective season 3 trailer

The aesthetic, multiple timelines, and somber pondering of True Detective is back—now with Mahershala Ali as our tortured (of course) lead investigator. Have a look with the first trailer for the HBO anthology’s third season.

After the second season ended up less than stellar, series creator Nic Pizzolatto shared the writing duties with Deadwood‘s David Milch this time around. On screen, Ali is joined by Carmen Ejogo, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer, and Stephen Dorff, and his case seems to focus on some disappearing children. And maybe there will be some weird kind of pagan stuff too? Let’s just assume for now. We’ll find out for sure next January.

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