True Detective Season 3: Stephen Dorff Joins Cast

By Paul Dailly at

True Detective Season 3 is a go at HBO, and the anthology series has added some more star power to its upcoming installment. 

According to TV Line, Stephen Dorff is the latest addition to the cast which already includes the likes of Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and Carmen Ejogo (Star).

Dorff is set to play Roland West, a state investigator who is trying to bring a three-decades-long investigation to a close. 

It was previously revealed that Ali was playing a state police detective named Wayne Hays and that Ejogo was on board to play a schoolteacher named Amelia Reardon. 

HBO says that 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."

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto will write and direct Season 3. 

HBO has yet to give a return date for the series, but given how awful True Detective Season 2 was, they can take as long as they want to craft a good story. 

True Detective Season 1 burst onto the screen in 2014 and was a genuinely exciting TV series that was filled with crazy twists. 

Despite a talented cast that included Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams, and Colin Farrell, True Detective Season 2 served as a horrible follow-up. With illogical plot points, it left a bad taste for the fans who heralded the first season as prestige television. 

It makes sense that the series went on hiatus to give everyone time to forget just how bad it was. 

Will Season 3 serve as a return to form, or should HBO have left the series on hiatus?

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