For John Blake, Brian Badie
and Mike Marino, three newcomers to the world of True Detective
, the anthology series’ third season was a huge undertaking, in terms of demands that were placed on the makeup and hair departments.
Starring Mahershala Ali
, Stephen Dorff
and Carmen Ejogo
, the latest installment of the HBO
crime drama cut back and forth between the 1980s, 1990s and 2015, unraveling the crime that changed the lives of two Arkansas detectives.
Overseeing the ‘80s and ‘90s time periods were Badie and Blake, heads of the hair and makeup departments, who took a large ensemble of characters through a variety of period-appropriate looks, working to keep the series’ timelines straight in their heads while shooting out of order, with only a few scripts provided in advance of the shoot.
Then, there was Marino, True Detective’s newest prosthetic makeup designer, who brought the show’s leads into their twilight years with stunning realism.