True Detective Season 3 Episode 1 (17)True Detective Season 3 Episode 1 (17)

Written by Nic Pizzolatto
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier

The disappearance of a young Arkansas boy and his sister, Will and Julie Purcell, in 1980 launches a decades-long investigation for detective Wayne Hays and his partner Roland West. What begins as a routine case becomes a journey to make sense of the many clues and missing pieces.

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On the Case

Show creator Nic Pizzolatto and other cast and crew members take viewers inside the new season.

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Inside the Episode

Show creator Nic Pizzolatto discusses the inspiration behind the first episode of the new season.

Stephen Dorff Explores Uncharted Territory

The man who plays Roland West discusses what makes True Detective different from anything he’s done before.

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