HBO has started teasing “True Detective: Season 3,” releasing a quick teaser-trailer to get fans of the first two seasons excited for the show’s big return. Fans will have to wait a few more months before the new episodes are ready, HBO is premiering the third season of “True Detective” in early 2019.

While HBO has stopped short of confirming an exact premiere date, we do know that the premiere will hit HBO sometime in January 2019, so keep your conspiracies and story theories on the back-burner for now. According to HBO, the third season of the show 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. Mahershala Ali stars as Wayne Hayes, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff also star in the third season.

The first season of the show is still the crowd-favorite, released in 2014 the original season featured Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Season two got mixed reviews from fans and critics, that installment featured Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. If you missed the teaser trailer earlier this evening, you can watch the one-minute preview below thanks to a quick upload from HBO.

Ali has been featured in numerous projects on both the small screen and in movies. Fans may know him best from his television work on shows like “Luke Cage,” “House of Cards,” and “Crossing Jordan,” or from movies like “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight,” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Ali is also featured in the upcoming CG film “Alita: Battle Angel” and the animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

“True Detective” was created by Nic Pizzolatto.

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