“True Detective” Season 3 Adds Carmen Ejogo to Star Opposite Mahershala Ali


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has joined Mahershala Ali in HBO’s third season of , the premium cable announced Friday.

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.

Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. As previously announced, 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 will be the original True Detective trio of Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Fukunaga, as well as Scott Stephens and ’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.

Ejogo can be seen in this weekend’s new Denzel Washington film, Roman J. Israel, Esq and is currently one of the stars on Season 2 of Starz’s anthology series The Girlfriend Experience. She also stars in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film franchise and recently wrapped shooting the sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The actress, like Ali and Pizzolatto, is represented by and , as well as Conway Van Gelder Grant in the UK.

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