‘True Detective’ Season 3 Premieres, Featuring Northwest Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Last year, HBO made headlines in Arkansas for filming the third season of its crime drama “True Detective” in the northwestern corner of the state.

The first two episodes of the finished product premiered Sunday night (Jan. 13) at 8 p.m. on HBO.

This season of “True Detective” focuses on state police detective Wayne Hays, played by Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali, as he attempts to solve a crime over the decades.

The season will take place across three different time periods, but its setting will stay the same: the Ozarks.

When the trailer dropped, viewers across social media named after location they could. A few spots are recognizable in the trailer, such as Devil’s Den State Park and the Baptist Ford Bridge in Greenland.

Those who missed the premiere will be able to see it on HBO’s streaming app HBO Go. A subscription is required, but a free 7-day trial is available for new users.