Word is apparently getting out – there are outlaws in the Ozarks. The Ozarks has had a reputation for outlawry for generations.  We’ve all known that. In fact we did a post on that just recently.  But all of a sudden – the Ozarks has been discovered as a not-yet-overused location for major media products.  Netflix even titled their crime/meller ten-part series Ozark. Now HBO is reupping the limited series, “True Detective” and setting it in the Ozarks.
Announcements recently filled the trade papers. All with the same description: “Season 3 of True Detective will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.”
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HBO’s limited series will officially return for a third season, this time starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. Showrunner and creator Nic Pizzolatto is set to direct, along with Jeremy Saulnier (“Green Room,” “Blue Ruin”).