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Season 1 of True Detective was universally beloved by TV critics and the general audience. Season 2 of True Detective had the exact opposite reaction. Consequently, a third season in this television series was in doubt for some time. However, it now seems very likely that Season 3 of True Detective will happen. We found out some time ago that Mahershala Ali, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight, was cast as well as Carmen Ejogo.
We now have news that the cast for Season 3 of True Detective has grown. Indeed, Stephen Dorff has now been cast and he will have a co-lead role. I am personally not aware of Stephen Dorff’s past work. Hence, I do not know whether I should be excited that he has been cast in Season 3 of True Detective. Still, I am curious to see him for the first time in a season of television I am excited for.
I really liked Season 1 of True Detective. Yet, due to the severe backlash Season 2 received, I decided to give the second season a miss. HBO would need to make some smart decisions to generate buzz for a third season. This is especially true for a lot of disgruntled fans who hated Season 2. Clearly, casting Mahershala Ali in the lead role was a brilliant decision. This is because, for one, he was great in Moonlight. Also, for me, his role as Remy Danton in House of Cards really showcased his talent as an actor.
Season 3 Details
The other details of Season 3 which we know right now is that creator Nic Pizzolatto is back as the showrunner. Additionally, this third season of True Detective will be set in the Ozarks. Mahershala Ali will play the character of Wayne Hays who is a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo will play Amelia Hardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher that has links to two missing children. Stephen Dorff will be playing Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator, in Season 3 of True Detective.
No release date for Season 3 has been announced yet. Still, do not expect this season of TV to come out in 2018. 2019 seems like a more realistic date for the release of a season of True Detective that will hopefully bring back fans who were underwhelmed by Season 2.
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