More casting news has trickled through for the third season of True Detective with Stephen Dorff landing a co-lead role opposite previously revealed names Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo.
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Dorff will play the role of the Arkansas State Investigator Roland West, the partner of Ali’s Wayne Hays who is a Northwest Arkansas state police detective. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, a school teacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.
The third season of the anticipated series will tell the story of 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 has had a long and varied career both on the big and small screens from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, John G. Avildsen’s The Power of One, Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, and comic book adaptation “Blade.” for the big screen. For TV he most recently appeared in the Fox music drama Star. At the start of his career, Dorff appeared on shows such as Roseanne, Married with Children, and Blossom.
Jeremy Saulnier (“Green Room,” “Blue Ruin”) will co-direct alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto with Pizzolatto penning all the episodes except for the fourth episode which he’s co-writing with “Deadwood” creator David Milch. Pizzolatto, who also serves as showrunner, executive produces with Saulnier and returning executive producers Scott Stephens.
True Detective first hit our screens back in 2014 with series 1 boasting phenomenal performances from both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Season two came a year later with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan leading the charge but it never quite hit the same notes as its predecessor.
As yet no premiere date has been set for season 3.