‘True Detective’ season 3 co-lead actor and filming start date revealed

Stephen Dorff joins cast

It has been announced that Stephen Dorff will appear in the upcoming third season of True Detective, which begins filming next month (February).

It had previously been confirmed that Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage) and Carmen Ejogo (SelmaFantastic Beasts) will appear in season 3 of the HBO anthology show.

Now, reports reveal that Blade and World Trade Center actor Stephen Dorff will join the cast too. He will play an Arkansas State Investigator named Roland West, alongside Ali’s character Wayne Hays and Ejogo’s Amelia Reardon.

Stephen Dorff

Stephen Dorff

 

Last year, it was revealed that the new season will be set in the Ozarks (highlands between Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma which was the featured setting for popular Netflix show Ozark).

Season 3 “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”.

A premiere date for season 3 is not yet known but reports state that filming will begin on February 12 in Arkansas.

The critically-acclaimed first season of True Detective aired in 2014, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles.

The anthology series then returned for a second run in 2015, with its entirely new cast including Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn.

In 2016 HBO’s former President of Programming, Michael Lombardo, said he “takes the blame” for season 2 of the show, after it received a lukewarm response from fans.