True Detective Season 3: when's it on UK TV and who's gonna be in it?
- Henry Northmore
- 3 April 2018
What to expect from the from the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology
We last saw True Detective back in 2015. After the critical drubbing the second season received (we quite liked it as it happens) it comes as a mild surprise that there will be a third season after a four-year break.
The first season of showrunner and creator Nic Pizzolatto's series set a new high water mark in crime drama. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were mesmerising as two cops broken by a particularly dark and nasty case of ritual murder. Every episode, directed by Cary Fukunaga, dripped with style and southern Gothic horror.
Fukunaga parted ways with Pizzolatto for the second season. It wasn't necessarily a bad show but it felt less focused and seriously suffered by comparison, as Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan struggled to fill McConaughey and Harrelson's shoes.
Here are all the details we have on season 3, when and where you can watch True Detective in the UK.
When can I watch True Detective Season 3?
Season 1 screened in January 2014; season 2 in June 2015 so there's no real pattern. Season three started filming in February 2018 but after its extended gestation period the best info we have so far is 2019.
How can I watch season 3 in the UK?
Sky Atlantic are the official broadcaster in the UK. True Detective will also be available on their On Demand catch up service and NOW TV.
Is there a trailer for True Detective Season 3 yet?
Not yet. So, for now, let's instead enjoy that six-minute tour de force tracking shot from season one. Cos, why the hell not?