Finally, someone solved the ‘True Detective’ ‘yellow king’ mystery

The mystery of the “Yellow King” on HBO’s True Detective has made us all a little crazy, as we’ve exhausted hours of mental bandwidth and spare time wondering who it could be. Detective Hart? The lawnmower guy? Is the the Yellow King… us?

Right before the final episode of True Detective on Sunday, the mystery has finally been solved. The folks at Big Meeting have unleashed an explosive theory on the Yellow King, which proves it really was right under our noses the whole time. Finally, the past seven episodes make sense. [Major spoilers ahead.]



How did we all miss this? 

Screengrab via Big Meeting/YouTube


Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.