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Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 1:45PM EST
True Detective unveils a second official trailer
The HBO series' new trailer showcases Carmen Ejogo's female lead, Amelia Reardon, who forms a relationship with Mahershala Ali's Detective Wayne Hays. True Detective is apparently trying to respond to past criticism of not having strong female leads.
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 5:37PM EST
True Detective Season 3 to screen one month early at Alamo Drafthouse theaters
Tickets for the Dec. 18 screening of the first two episodes are free with a $5 food and beverage voucher purchase. The Mahershala Ali-led Season 3 debuts on Jan. 13.
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
Mahershala Ali's True Detective character was originally written for a white actor
Ali tells John David Washington in a Variety Actors on Actors conversation that he was originally offered the supporting role on the third season of the HBO series because the lead actor was written to be white. But Ali convinced by creator Nic Pizzolatto to cast him after texting him pictures of his grandfather as a state police officer in real life. “I was like, ‘See, we existed in this space. In the ’60s and the ’70s. State police officers,'” Ali recounts. “I was like, ‘I think your story would be served, I think the story would be improved in this case, if this lead character was black.'” Ali adds: “I could’ve played that second lead, that supporting career. But in my mind, I was like, ‘I’ve done this my entire career though. I’ve never done that,' At that time, I’m 43 years old. If it don’t happen now, it really may not happen.”
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 3:01PM EDT
HBO debuts True Detective's official Season 3 trailer
Judging by the full-length trailer, it looks like the series is returning to its Season 1 roots with an interrogation-heavy story.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
True Detective gets a Season 3 premiere date on HBO
The Mahershala Ali-led third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s crime anthology, co-written with David Milch, kicks off its third season on Sunday, Jan 13 at 9 p.m.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Cary Fukunaga explains how Netflix's algorithm influenced the Maniac creative process, says "there's nothing really inventive" about True Detective
Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for directing the first season of True Detective, explained how Netflix's famous algorithm impacted his new limited series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. "Because Netflix is a data company, they know exactly how their viewers watch things," he says in a GQ profile. "So they can look at something you're writing and say, 'We know based on our data that if you do this, we will lose this many viewers.' So it's a different kind of note-giving. It's not like, 'Let's discuss this and maybe I'm gonna win.' The algorithm's argument is gonna win at the end of the day. So the question is do we want to make a creative decision at the risk of losing people." Fukunaga also talked about True Detective, which he has nothing to do with anymore except for a producing credit, saying he wanted to break up the talking and philosophizing with his famous six-minute tracking shot from the fourth episode. But creator Nic Pizzolatto wasn't interested. "I mean, there's nothing really that inventive about" True Detective, Fukunaga says. "It's just another crime drama." Fukunaga says he wanted to "do something fun."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
True Detective reveals first Season 3 trailer featuring Mahershala Ali
It looks like the HBO drama series is going back to its flashback-heavy roots after a disastrous Season 2. The Oscar-winning actor's promo looks at his character in three different time periods.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
How Heisler became TV's most popular fake beer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stranger Things, Dear White People, True Detective and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have all used the same fake beer brand, Heisler, resulting in it being dubbed "the Bud Light of fake beers." Why is Heisler so popular? Because you can put anything in it and do anything with it, including bash people over the head.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 4:32PM EDT
True Detective Season 3 adds Josh Hopkins and Jodi Balfour
Quantico and Cougar Town alum Hopkins will play a private attorney who deposes state police detectives on the HBO drama's third season. Balfour, who played Jackie Kennedy on The Crown, will play the love interest of Stephen Dorff's character.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
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Is Band of Brothers better than The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story? Indiewire ranks their top 20.
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Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Why are TV detectives always sad?
"If the premise of a TV show is that a detective searches for justice, it follows that the detective will be almost unbearably sad," says Kathryn VanArendonk. "Her ability to do her job will occasionally be hindered by her alcoholism, or her post-traumatic stress, or her grief. A scene depicting professional competence will come hand in hand with a scene where the detective walks into his sad lonely apartment and eats out of a can while hunched on a mattress sitting on the floor. Searches for social justice are fueled by the need for personal vengeance. It’s so common, it’s now difficult to even imagine a happy detective."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
SNL alum Sasheer Zamata is set to return to NBC in comedy pilot So Close
Zamata, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2014 to 2017, will join Odd Mom Out alum Sean Kleier on the comedy pilot in which they'll play hopeless romantics who are unaware that they may be each other's soul mates.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Alias Grace's Sarah Gadon joins True Detective
Gadon and actress Emily Nelson are the latest additions to Season 3 of the HBO anthology series, but details of their characters (other than their names) are being kept under wraps.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
True Detective rounds out its cast
Justice League's Ray Fisher will play Mahershala Ali's son, joining three other new additions on Season 3 of the HBO crime series.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 1:29PM EST
Mamie Gummer to recur on True Detective, joining mom Meryl Streep on HBO
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Gummer will play Lucy Purcell, a young mother at the center of a tragic crime, on Season 3 of the HBO anthology series. Her casting comes two weeks after her legendary mom joined HBO's Big Little Lies.