Mahershala Ali
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will lead True Detective season 3Getty Images

Just after the first teaser of Game of Thrones season 8, HBO debuted the first teaser trailer of True Detective season 3 starring Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali. The released teaser trailer is grim and fans are hoping that Ali's splendid performance will be better than season 2.

The released teaser focuses on Wayne Hays (Ali), who is trying to figure something out from his past. The teaser jumps from present to past, just like the first season. It showed multiple timelines incorporated with Hays' fragmented memories. In the upcoming season, Ali will be shown as a Northwest Arkansas detective, but True Detective season 3 is set in the Ozarks — a place that is spread over four different states in America: Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Most of the details about True Detective season 3 are still under wraps but the casting updates gave the insight about the upcoming season. Apart from Ali, the show will feature Ray Fisher as Wayne's son, Freddy Burns. Carmen Ejogo will be seen as Amelia Reardon, a schoolteacher with a connection to two mission children in 1980 which Wayne investigated. True Detective season 3 will also star Scoot McNairy as Tom, who suffers a loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years.

Watch the teaser trailer here:

True Detective anthology drama has always amazed the fans but many are hoping that the Mahershala Ali's season will be able to save the series. Many are speculating that the upcoming season will be better than season 2 that featured Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the lead roles. The second season was appreciated by many but there were few critics who shared a mix opinion.

"Although generally watchable, the inspiration that turned the first [season] into an obsession for many seems to have drained out of writer Nic Pizzolatto's prose, wrote Variety's critic about True Detective season 2.

In 2016, HBO confirmed their plans for a potential season 3 of True Detectives. Their head of programming Casey Bloys stated that True Detective is not dead, and added that she, "talked to Nic about it and both Nic and HBO are open to another season. I don't think Nic has a take and he's working on some other projects. We're open to somebody else writing it and Nic supervising it. It's a valuable franchise, it's not dead, we just don't have a take for a third season yet."

True Detective season 3 is set to premiere in January 2019 on HBO.