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Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) will play detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Dorff (Somewhere, Immortals) is set to play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West. Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will play school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children.

Additional cast members include Josh Hopkins, who will play Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas involved in deposing state police detectives in an ongoing investigation. Scoot McNairy is Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss which ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over ten years. Mamie Gummer stars as Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the center of a tragic crime. Jodi Balfour, Lonnie Chavis, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn and Michael Graziadei also star.

True Detective Shat on Entertainment

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    • 4.7 • 191 Ratings

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) will play detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Dorff (Somewhere, Immortals) is set to play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West. Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will play school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children.

Additional cast members include Josh Hopkins, who will play Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas involved in deposing state police detectives in an ongoing investigation. Scoot McNairy is Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss which ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over ten years. Mamie Gummer stars as Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the center of a tragic crime. Jodi Balfour, Lonnie Chavis, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn and Michael Graziadei also star.

    True Detective Announcement

    True Detective Announcement

    Big news! Shat on TV is covering "True Detective" Season 3 on HBO! After a breathtaking Season 1 and lackluster Season 2, "True Detective" is coming back strong, and we're all huge fans.
    Find out what why we're excited, and hear what The King Bee discovered during his sneak preview of the first two episodes.
    Mahershala Ali will play the lead role of detective Wayne Hays, while Stephen Dorff will play his partner detective Roland West. The season marks show creator Nic Pizzolatto's directorial debut. Jeremy Saulnier and Daniel Sackheim will share in director duties.
    Pizzolatto also serves as the showrunner and sole writer of the season, with the exception of the fourth and sixth episode, which he co-wrote with David Milch and Graham Gordy.
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    • 5 min
    True Detective Seasons 1 and 2 Recap

    True Detective Seasons 1 and 2 Recap

    Get caught up on True Detective Seasons 1 and 2 before Season 3 arrives Jan. 13! Big D, Gene Lyons, and The King Bee speed recap what worked in Season 1, what failed in Season 2, and what we can expect from Season 3 (probably more weird sex parties). 
    In this podcast, you'll hear the background on each season plus some behind-the-scenes info that explains a lot.
    Also:
    Big D invents a new TV show, "Walking Bad" Gene and King Bee gush over Matthew McConaughey Episode 4 shootouts save the day Colin Farrell's mustache inspires Gene to shave Why four-week-long songs don't work on TV. Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com with your opinions on Seasons 1 and 2.
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    • 46 min
    True Detective Season 3 Preview

    True Detective Season 3 Preview

    Can't wait for True Detective Season 3? Neither can we. So before Mahershala Ali takes the screen Jan. 13, we've brought you the next best thing: a season preview!
    Take 30 minutes to get filled in on the cast, including King Bee favorite Scoot McNairy, and find out what you can expect over the next 10 weeks. Find out more about the writing team behind True Detective Season 3, and discover the one thing that worries us about the future of the series.
    Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com to let us know what you think.
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    • 33 min
    True Detective - 301 & 302 - The Great War and Modern Memory and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

    True Detective - 301 & 302 - The Great War and Modern Memory and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

    True Detective Season 3 finally is here! HBO treated us to a double-header Sunday night, and fans are eating it up. Mahershala Ali is on fire, the spookiness is back, and Stephen Dorff's wig is absolutely criminal. 
    Run down our list of suspects and dig deep into the meanings behind Wayne Hays' memories. We compare the clear links between this season and the West Memphis Three and toss around some tinfoil about the clues fans spotted in the first two episodes.
    The Shat on TV crew also applauds some standout performances and artistic decisions before The King Bee asks the question on everyone's mind: Would you rather be convicted of a crime you didn't commit or be fatally stricken by a bus?
    True Detective fan mail from listeners Ashley and Mitch cover the meaning behind the Robert Penn Warren poem being read by Amelia and high hopes for Season 3.
    Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com to let us know what you think.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    True Detective - 303 - The Big Never

    True Detective - 303 - The Big Never

    WARNING: Explicit language from the get-go as we decode Episode 3 of "True Detective" Season 3. Confused about this one? You're not alone.
    After episodes 1 and 2 held our hand through all the clues to the Purcell kids' death and disappearance, Episode 3 knocked all the clues on the ground like so many Dungeons and Dragons dice in a forest.
    Let's venture into the darkest parts of Wayne Hays' memory, dissect his relationship with Amelia, and finally answer "what's that gun for?"
    Seeing Wayne, Roland, and Tom Purcell in 1990 gave us a lot of context for the web woven between the three men, and Gene thinks he knows the first guy to take the fall for the crimes in West Finger.
    Wondering about the notes? Us, too! Worried about the Trash Man? Who isn't? Hungry for another Dick Ebert Bible lesson? You're gonna get one anyway!
    Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com to let us know what you think, then join us Thursday for listener email on The Watch edition of Shat on TV: True Detective.
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    • 50 min
    True Detective - 303 - The Watch

    True Detective - 303 - The Watch

     
    "True Detective" sparked so many fantastic letters that Shat on TV had to spin out an extra edition this week for The Watch, a collection of the best listener emails and tweets from the week.
    Listener Ashley illuminates the relationship between Wayne and Amelia. Tom from Chicago asks about questionable evidence handling. Jamie points to spirals as a clue. Dillon believes in King Bee's "the kids did it" theory. Brian highlights the music, and Megan reminds us it always has to do with child sex cults.
    Veteran shatter Kenny reminds us the show is about more than just solving a crime. And Gino teaches Big D how to say "documentary."
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    • 22 min

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