Stephen Dorff has joined that cast of HBO's highly anticipated third season of True Detective. I love this anthology crime series, and it's awesome to see Dorff land a lead role in it.
Dorff will play a character named Roland West, he's described as "an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner, has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime." His partner, Wayne Hays, will be played by the previously cast Mahershala Ali.
Carmen Ejogo also stars in the series and will play Amelia Reardon, "an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980." All we really know about the story so far is that it will revolve around a dark crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and "a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods."
Dorff is best known for his roles in films such as the 80's classic The Gate, Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, and the comic book adaptation of Blade. One of his most recent films was Leatherface.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner, director, and will executive produce; Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who co-starred in Season 1, will also serve as producers. Jeremy Saulnier (The Green Room) will also direct as well.
I loved the first two seasons and I'm excited to see what's in store for this third one!