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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

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Season 3 Premiere


2018

The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.


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S2.E8 Omega Station
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Ray and Ani attempt to escape their desperate situation while Frank ties up some loose ends.


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Cast

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 Mayor Austin Chessani 7 episodes, 2015
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 Police Chief Holloway 7 episodes, 2015
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 Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Lutz 6 episodes, 2014
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 Cathleen 6 episodes, 2014
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 Detective Elvis Ilinca 6 episodes, 2015
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 Gena Brune 6 episodes, 2015
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 Osip Agronov 6 episodes, 2015
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 Audrey Hart 6 episodes, 2014
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 Ernst Bodine 6 episodes, 2015
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 Jacob McCandless 6 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Wayne Hays 6 episodes, 2018
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 Detective Teague Dixon 5 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Demma 5 episodes, 2014
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 Katherine Davis 5 episodes, 2015
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 Athena Bezzerides 5 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Favre 5 episodes, 2014
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 Richard Geldof 4 episodes, 2015
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 Cynthia Woodrugh 4 episodes, 2015
Tony Molina Jr. ...
 Detective 4 episodes, 2014
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 Tony Chessani 4 episodes, 2015
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 Commander Floyd Heschmeyer 4 episodes, 2015
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 Michael Bulgari 4 episodes, 2015
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 Maisie Hart 4 episodes, 2014
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 Eliot Bezzerides 3 episodes, 2015
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 Dr. Irving Pitlor 3 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Mark Daughtry 3 episodes, 2014
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 Errol Childress 3 episodes, 2014
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 James O'Neal 3 episodes, 2015
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 Audrey Hart 3 episodes, 2014
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 Detective Ted Bertrand 3 episodes, 2014
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 Detective Jimmy Dufrene 3 episodes, 2014
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 Veronica Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
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 Betty Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
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 Erica Jonson 3 episodes, 2015
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 Commander Speece 3 episodes, 2014
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 Danielle Delvayo 3 episodes, 2015
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 Gonzales #1 3 episodes, 2015
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 Billy Lee Tuttle 2 episodes, 2014
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 Jew Diamond Dealer 2 episodes, 2015
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 Aspen Conroy 2 episodes, 2015
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Storyline

In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law. Written by Rich28

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Man is the cruelest animal. (Season 1) See more »


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12 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Trivia

To prepare, Matthew McConaughey created a 450-page analysis, the "Four Stages of Rustin Cohle", to study his character's evolution over the course of the story. See more »

Goofs

Detective Rust Cohle is seen looking at his watch as it beeps. His watch is a mechanical dive watch without any digital components, and is unable to beep. See more »

Quotes

Detective Marty Hart: Let's make the car a place of silent reflection from now on.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Kendrick Lamar (2014) See more »

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Far From Any Road
By The Handsome Family
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User Reviews

 
Premiere

After just watching tonight's series premiere episode of "True Detective" on HBO, I can already tell this is going to be a fantastic show. It kept me interested and almost forced my attention the entire hour. It is already beginning to build a complex plot so make sure to pay attention to the details. All the elements of a brilliant show are at hand here. The writing, the acting, the scenery, the plot. Everything, from what I have seen so far, is amazing. The show has this dark, eerie feel to it which I love. McConaughey and Harrelson deliver great performances. Do not watch if you aren't into complex plots. But otherwise, I strongly suggest giving this one a go.


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