Watch: HBO Delivers First ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Trailer

Mahershala Ali stars as Arkansas state police detective Wayne Hays

HBO’s anthology crime series True Detective launched in January of 2014 to widespread acclaim. A second season debuted in the summer of 2015 to mixed reviews, which cast some doubt on the series’ future.

Thankfully, increased viewership gave way to a third season, which arrives in January of 2019. It stars Mahershala Ali as Arkansas state police detective Wayne Hays, as well as Mamie Gummer, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy and Carmen Ejogo.

Watch Ali’s Wayne Hays character look back on a case over three separate stages of his life in the teaser trailer below.