Los Angeles, Mar 31 (PTI) Jeremy Saulnier has exited HBO’s “True Detective” after directing two episodes of its third season.

Daniel Sackheim has been announced as Saulnier’s replacement and he will divide the directing duties with show creator Nic Pizzolatto for the remainder of the episodes. However, the total number of episodes in season three have not been revealed yet.

“Director and executive producer Jeremy Saulnier has completed the first two episodes of ‘True Detective’ Season 3 and will be departing the production due to scheduling issues. “Daniel Sackheim has come on board as a director and executive producer for the series alongside series creator and director Nic Pizzolatto,” HBO said in a statement obtained by Variety.

The third season tells 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.

It will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali along with Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher.

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