HBO has revealed that Stephen Dorff will join the cast of True Detective Season 3, with filming reportedly set to begin on February 12 in Arkansas. Dorff joins Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo for Season 3, which will be directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Green Room). The show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, is also on board and is expected to share some directorial duties with Saulnier.
The first season of True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson was a hit, drawing heaps of critical praise. The second season starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn was a flop, with former HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo taking responsibility for its failure to resonate with audiences.
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Dorff’s inclusion in the cast comes as a surprise, as he’s a few years removed from being involved in anything resembling a hit. Could True Detective be a career re-defining role for the veteran actor?
An early synopsis indicates 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”.
Are you excited to see what HBO can deliver with a new season of True Detective?