“We ride the rails and walk the land looking for interesting things to see. I mean, honestly, what better way to spend your time on Earth than viewing its wonders?”
‘True Detective’ creator Nic Pizzolatto looks back on season 1:
Okay. This is really early, but I’ll tell you (it’s about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.
Season 2 of True Detective: we have these two guys as our existential detectives. Heavenside as Carcosa. The Darkening Sky as The King in Yellow. And the plot jumps between the present and the bright green spimey world dystopia.
Season 3 of True Detective: starring Aubrey Plaza and Charlize Theron. Aubrey is the rookie detective, Charlize is the veteran. Also, they’re in space. It’s 2933 and they’ve just been woken from hypersleep after a series of murders occurs on LV RNDNMR.
The secret text is a mysterious sequence of rock art that the evil corporate overlords seem intent on hiding from them. They decode it using secret masonic dream travelling techniques Aubrey learnt on the space orphanage from a dusty old book she stumbled upon; travelling without moving, she visits prehistory Earth.
Finally the Truth is revealed: God’s an Engineer, Midian is where the monsters live.
UPDATED with season3 images. And obviously Aubrey goes to a Bene Gesserit orphanage.