Watch Mahershala Ali Age into an Old Man in the First True Detective Season 3 Trailer
Ali, 44, stars in the highly anticipated new season of the anthology series, which will arrive on HBO in January.
In the trailer, Ali — who portrays an Arkansas detective named Wayne Hays — morphs into a gray-haired old man right before viewers’ eyes.
“Before you ever knew me, I wasn’t scared much,” Ali narrates as a younger version of his character investigates a case. “That wasn’t a fear for me. Things I’ve seen, things I know, wouldn’t do anything but cause harm. My whole brain’s a bunch of missing pieces.”
“My job — there’s no certainty,” Ali continues in the trailer’s voiceover. “This peace is more haunting than anything. I want to know the whole story.”
During the Television Critics Association’s press tour over a year ago, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys discussed Ali’s season of the show.
“I have read five scripts for a third season,” Bloys said at the time. “I’m very, very impressed and excited about what I’ve read. I don’t want to give away the storyline, but I really think they’re terrific.”