In January 2014, when True Detective first premiered, it set a high bar not just for TV that year, but for the franchise itself. As doomed detectives Rustin Cohle and Marty Hart, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson played at the top of their game, wading into creator Nic Pizzolatto's addictive mystery with aplomb. Millions were hooked.
Variety quickly put the gritty crime drama in "elite company," The Hollywood Reporter called it a "tour-de-force," and they were far from alone. The hype, of course, would fade in Season 2, something of a rush job that was widely (and perhaps unfairly) panned, stunning many viewers and making fans wonder if the end was near.
Good news: True Detective isn’t dead. Far from it. Despite the poor reception of Season 2 and a recent snag in production, Season 3 is still well on its way, with a stacked cast and a storyline that recalls some of what made this series so gripping in its earlier days. Below, everything we know so far, a compendium we'll update as more information becomes available.