Stephen Dorff has joined Carmen Ejogo and joined Mahershala Ali in HBO’s third season of TRUE DETECTIVE, the premium cable network announced Wednesday.
The storyline of Season 3 of the anthology series follows a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.
Dorff will play Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner, has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime.
Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali plays the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. It’s still unclear whether Hays will have a partner, as the investigators on the first two seasons all did.
Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) will executive produce and direct the new season alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Joining Pizzolatto and Saulnier as executive producers will be the original True Detective trio of Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Fukunaga, as well as Scott Stephens and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
Linda Ge | TV Editor