As the world has seemingly forgotten the divisive (and let’s admit, pretty disappointing) second season of True Detective – the third season of the crime anthology series is beginning to show some muscle.
HBO have confirmed that Stephen Dorff (Blade, Public Enemies, Leatherface) has joined the cast in a ‘co-lead’ role. The prolific performer joins Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo, who were both previously announced for the show last year.
Dorff will play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West, whose career has also been influenced by a crime spanning three time periods. Co-leads Ali and Ejogo will portray police Detective Wayne Hays, and school teacher Amelia Reardon respectively.
Creator and showrunner for the previous seasons, Nic Pizzolatto, has written all episodes for the 8-parter. With the exception of episode 4, which was co-written with David Milch. Both Pizzolatto and Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room, Blue Ruin) are set to direct. And from the information that’s been divulged, one could certainly believe that this new story will tie much closer thematically and tonally to the critically acclaimed first season. Which starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan.
True Detective Season 3 will be set in the Ozarks region of the United States. Where a baffling crime affects the lives of the series’ three lead characters – Hays, West and Reardon. No announcements have been made on scheduled air dates – but as the cast list grows, we can certainly look forward to a potentially fantastic offering.