June 10, 2015 10:57 AM EDT

Details about the new season of HBO’s True Detective have been trickling in ever so slowly, with one cryptic teaser after another giving the show a reputation for secrecy. Now with the release of a more detailed plot summary and some episode titles, fans have a slightly better idea of what to expect when the show returns for an eight-episode season on June 21. We already know that the central mystery concerns a California city manager who’s brutally murdered in what looks like an Occult ritual during negotiations for a game-changing transportation deal. But here’s more info on the living characters:

If that doesn’t sound dark, just look at the episode titles — the season opener is called “The Western Book of the Dead” and the second is “Night Finds You.”

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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