Stephen Dorff Joins Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo in HBO’s True Detective Season 3Posted by Wilson Morales
January 3, 2017
Stephen Dorff has been cast opposite Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO crime anthology series True Detective.
Dorff will play an Arkansas State Investigator named Roland West, the partner of Ali’s Wayne Hays.
Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali is set to play Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. The new season 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.
The first season of True Detective starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittle, with the second starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, and Vince Vaughn. Season 2 didn’t have the same critical success that the first one, although it did well in the ratings department.
Dorff’s most recent credits include the feature Wheeler, the story of an aspiring musician from Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. Dorff wrote and co-directed the project and wrote and performed all of the music. He also recurred as Brody Dean on Fox’s Star and recently was cast in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface.
Executive producers on season three of “True Detective” are Nic Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown. Pizzolatto, the series creator, is serving as director, writer, and showrunner.