HBO releases first trailer for True Detective III

We’ve just released our Autumn/Winter crime drama preview, but here’s something for early 2019: the third series of True Detective. A past Killing Times Crime Drama Of The Year, the HBO series has recruited some great names for its third run, of which Oscar winner Mahershala Ali,  Sarah Gadon and Stephen Dorff are the headliners. Here’s the…

Rellik star lands role in True Detective III

The third series of True Detective, HBO/Sky Atlantic’s heavyweight American crime series, is one of the biggie we’re looking forward to. It’s widely acknowledged that after the stellar first series, series two lost its way somewhat, so we’re hoping that series three will get back on track. We already know that Oscar-winner, Mahershala Ali, is…

Stephen Dorff to co-star in True Detective III

You can’t knock True Detective for juicy casting news. In the past it has attracted A listers like Matthew McConaughy, Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams et al, and already series three has nabbed Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali. Now the series has signed up another well-known name from Hollywood.

True Detective 3 adds British actress to cast

Nic Pizzolatto’s third instalment of True Detective may well hit our screens at the back end of next year. We already know what Oscar-winning actor, Mahershala Ali, in this new series, and now news reaches us that a British actress has been added to the cast. Read on for more.

Mahershala Ali for True Detective 3?

As we all know, True Detective – series one, of course – was one of the best crime dramas on the box for a long time when it aired in 2014. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey made for an excellent team. Sadly, while it had its moments, series two didn’t match up with the hype….

Deadwood creator brought in for series three of True Detective

As long-time readers of this site will know, the very first series of True Detective won our inaugural award for best crime drama of the year. In fact, you could argue that it was the show inspired me to sit down and start this site. Series two, as everyone knows, wasn’t anywhere near as good…

Matthew McConaughey: I’d go back to True Detective

Last month this website carried a story (here) that detailed the unlikelihood that True Detective would be coming back for a third series. The enigmatic, big, bold, pretentious and brilliant US series stormed onto our screens in 2014 and starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two tormented, mis-matched cops working in the deep, Deep…

Third season of True Detective ‘unlikely’

The first series of True Detective – which seems like an age away – won our inaugural drama of the year back in 2014. Even though it was flawed and pretentious, not to mention neglectful and one-dimensional in its presentation of female characters, we hadn’t quite seen the likes of it before. Woody Harrelson and…

Review: True Detective (S2 E8/8), Monday 10th August, Sky Atlantic

And so it all came to this. One of the most talked about, maligned, high-profile crime dramas of recent years headed into its finale with the critics erring on the side of negativity, and with its viewership thoroughly divided. Throughout its heavily layered, slowish pace and unrelenting gloominess, it lost people I knew who had…

Review: True Detective (S2 E7/8), Monday 3rd August, Sky Atlantic

There was a real sense of characters clearing the decks in this, the penultimate episode of the second series of True Detective, which, for narrative cohesion and pace, did the whole thing no end of good. Like the city of Los Angeles the story is set in, there are many layers to this story. Let’s face it…

Review: True Detective (S2 E6/8), Monday 27th July, Sky Atlantic

I’m happy to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to this episode. Knowing HBO’s penchant for gratuitous nudity, the prospect of Ani Bezzerides going undercover at an Eyes Wide Shut-style sex party made me uneasy. I was expecting wall-to-wall, highly stylised cavorting the likes of which would make Game Of Thrones blush. Throughout these past…