Deadline reports that the True Detective Season 3 cast has gained another notable addition with Scoot McNairy (Fargo, Killing Them Softly) joining the series. McNairy will play a character named Tom, whom the outlet says “suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 year.” He joins a cast that includes Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), and Stephen Dorff (Blade, Somewhere, Leatherface).
True Detective Season 3 will tell 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. Ejogo will play the female lead, Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas school teacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali stars as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas with Dorf as his partner.
Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Green Room) will co-direct alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto. Pizzolatto will pen all episodes of True Detective Season 3 except for the fourth episode, which has been co-written with Emmy Award winner David Milch (NYPD Blue, Deadwood, Luck).
The first two seasons of True Detective were a ratings success, but the second season had some trouble living up to the critical acclaim of season one. Pizzolatto, who is under contract with HBO through 2018, is also currently developing a Perry Mason series with Robert Downey Jr. for the cable network.
The first season of True Detective starred McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, with the second starring Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Rachel McAdams.
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