True Detective season 3 begins tonight (Sunday, January 13) at 9pm on HBO. True Detective fans in the UK may want to set their alarms, as the first two episodes of season 3 will air from 2am on Sky Atlantic tomorrow (Monday, January 14) before being repeated at 9pm. True Detective season three is a new story, filmed in Arkansas but set in the Ozarks, with a new cast led by Mahershala Ali.
Where is True Detective season 3 set?
The third series of True Detective is set in the Ozarks, a mountain range whcih borders Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Fans of Netflix dramas will recognise the locations from Ozark which, as the name suggests was also filmed in the area.
According to numerous reports, most of True Detective season three will be set in Missouri, with some action in Arkansas.
Describing how the setting of True Detective season three affects the story, True Detective season three creator Nic Pizzolatto told Arkansas Online: “The mystery of the deep woods.
“The fog over the mountains. The rivers. The water. The sense of scale when you get out to some of this nature.
“I feel like people will see it as an extension of character, something that embodies characters’ emotional journeys while influencing those journeys.”
The official summary of True Detective season three gives us more details about the setting, though specific details will not be revealed until the episodes air.
The synopsis says: “The third instalment of the drama series tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.”
Where is True Detective season 3 filmed?
True Detective season three was shot in Arkansas, a state in America’s south-east.
Filming on the third series of True Detective began filming in February 2018 in Arkansas.
Pizzolatto said of filming in Arkansas to local news outlet KNWA: “Having lived for four years in Fayetteville, I found this area extremely evocative and powerful.
Ali added: “It has such a presence in the story that it would have been a shame if we’d shot it any other place.”
According to the article, filming took place in Madison County, an area in the north-west of the state.
One location they used in the area was the Tugboat’s Place, a trailer park whose owners told KNWA: “Whatever they needed we took care of, whatever we needed they took care of for us. It’s just been super.”
Arkansas was meant to be where the first season of True Detective was filmed, but they ended up shooting in Louisiana for the series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
The second season, which starred Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams, was shot in California.
True Detective season 3 starts on Monday, December 14 at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic