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“Before you ever knew me, I wasn’t scared much,” Mahershala Ali’s new character, Wayne Hays, cautions in the new teaser for HBO’s True Detective season three.

The trailer, which dropped last night during the Sharp Objects finale, gives fans a glimpse at three different versions of the Academy Award winners new role: as a young boy, a steely-eyed detective and an old gray-haired man.

Set in the heart of the Ozarks, the newest installment “tells the story of a macabre crime” and “a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods,” according to the HBO log line. Sounds like we can expect flashbacks that’ll rival even the mind-twisting Sharp Objects.

“My whole brain’s a bunch of missing pieces,” the trailer continues. “I want to know the whole story.”

We do too, and we can’t wait ’til January 2019 to find out.

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