The third season of HBO’s True Detective is upon us. Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology series aired it’s last episode two years ago. Despite the first season garnering critical and viewer praise, the second season fell way short of fan expectations.
In its third season, Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali joins as the season’s lead. The official plot summary for Season 3, courtesy of HBO, reads:
The next installment of “True Detective” tells 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.
Late Friday, November 18, HBO announced Carmen Ejogo (“The Girlfriend Experience”) has signed on as the second member of the cast. The actress will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.
Actor Stephen Dorff will also join the cast of “True Detective” Season 3. 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.”
Scoot McNairy (“Halt and Catch Fire”) and Mamie Gummer (“Ricki & The Flash”) have also joined the Season 3 cast. McNairy will play Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years. Gummer will play Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the center of a tragic crime.
The third season is expected to debut early 2019 on HBO.