Not sure why we're being denied eye access but, as each image repeats, "WE GET THE WORLD WE DESERVE." That could be good. That could be bad. Guessing bad, for now. "True Detective" creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto did a little Q&A with HBO, and even though we don't learn many hard facts about Season 2, here are some excerpts:
Watch the teaser again below. The music alone is reason enough to watch this show.
HBO: Is there a relationship between the story of season two and the story of season one, or any connection between the seasons?
There's no relationship between the stories or characters, which was the result of fully committing to something new, but I do think that the seasons have a deep, close bond in sensibility and vision, a similar soul, though this is a more complex world and field of characters.
HBO: Earlier last year, you said that this season was about 'Bad men, hard women and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system.' Is that still true?
It's not, I'm afraid. There's definitely bad men and hard women, but no secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system. That was a comment from very early in the process, and something I ended up discarding in favor of closer character work and a more grounded crime story. The complexity of the historical conspiracy first conceived detracted from the characters and their reality, I felt, and those characters are ultimately what have to shape the world and story. So I moved away from that.
HBO: What's that music on the trailer? Where'd it come from?
That's one of several original songs developed with T-Bone Burnett, as original music plays a much greater role this season. The reasons for that are probably best explained by seeing the show, but these songs will be revealed in full at a later date.