A new "True Detective" spoiler hit the internet this week that confirms the Yellow King's identity to be the man riding the lawnmower that appeared in the latest episode.
The man with the scars is first revealed in episode 3 of the series cutting the grass at the Light of the Way Christian School. In a freeze frame shot created by a Reddit user, the words "Notice King" appear on the schools sign while detective Rust Cohle is questioning this man who is later revealed in episode 7 as one of the killers. However, nothing has confirmed him as the mythological Yellow King up until this point. The answer to the show's mystery could revealed in this screenshot. See it here.
"True Detective" episode 8 will finally air on Sunday and writer Nic Pizzolatto promises that the conclusion will not insult the audience by jumping the shark with the Yellow King mystery.
He recently spoke to the Daily Beast regarding the hit series that stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart.
"The show's not trying to outsmart you," said Pizzolatto, who claims that he's been spoonfeeding the answer to the murder mystery to viewers since the first episode. "I've enjoyed reading people theorize about what's going to happen because it's a sign that you're connecting. But I'm also sort of surprised by how far afield they're getting. Like, why do you think we're tricking you? It's because you've been abused as an audience for more than 20 years."
"I cannot think of anything more insulting as an audience than to go through eight weeks, eight hours with these people, and then to be told it was a lie- that what you were seeing wasn't really happening," he continued.
The writer also stated that the first episode basically tells viewers 85 percent of the story. Viewers predicting that either Cohle or Hart are the killer should re-think it, according to Pizzolatto.