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Carmen Ejogo Joins the Cast of “True Detective” Season 3

Joining the previously announced Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), we’ve learned tonight that Carmen Ejogo (Selma, The Purge: Anarchy) will star in “True Detective” Season 3.

Per THR, Ejogo will play the female lead, Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.

Ali plays Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.

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.

Nic Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Green Room‘s Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey and Cary Fukunaga. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown are exec producers.



  • J Jett

    awesome! i love Carmen!!

  • dukeblues

    I’m excited. The Ozarks (where I lived for a short time) is a kick ass place for a story like this. Should be close in tone to the original.

    • biff

      That sounds good — hoping this new series is more like the first one.

  • Oliver Riddle

    Damn that woman is in everything

  • RedNeoCon

    Watch out. Casting women heavy in the second season is what sank the damn show.

    • J Jett

      from everything i’ve read on season 2 (i haven’t watched it) it’s the horrible writing of the whole season that sank the show. not the fact it had women characters in it.

      • RedNeoCon


    • MODOK

      Ha ha…yeah, that was the problem with season 2.

    • Josh Nitsche

      Women heavy? Three of the four leads from Season 2 were men. Casting 1 woman lead was the problem? Are you okay?

      • RedNeoCon

        In season 1 you get a bitchy ex wife and a slut court reporter. Women were the victims by the killer. A simple Google would reveal the mountains of feminists who bitched to HBO that there were no “empowered” females on the show. The upped the females in Season 2 and the result is the shitburger people see today.

        • Josh Nitsche

          Seek help, bruh. You’ve lost it.

          • RedNeoCon

            Women ruined season 2. So much in fact that it almost completely killed an Emmy/Golden Globe winning show.

          • Josh Nitsche

            How does it feel to be a misogynist? Nic had years to write S1. Years. If anyone is to “blame” its HBO for attempting to make this a yearly show. Do you know how rare it is for one person to write an entire series? And to have a single director for every episode? Extremely.

            S2 is the best thing to happen to this series because, for one, I enjoyed it despite the negative reviews, and secondly it showed HBO that they need to let Nic take his time. Now we have an entire season written by Nic and its going to be directed by one person, Jeremy Saulnier. This is a return to what made season 1 so good.

            Keep an open mind.

          • RedNeoCon

            HBO rushed production on S1, that much is true. You don’t have to defend liking S2 so you won’t seem misogynist on a Disqus forum. There are multiple articles up about how women complained they weren’t represented enough/properly on the show. That’s what is borderline killing Walking Dead now.

          • Josh Nitsche

            So far the only thing you’ve complained about regarding S2 is that women were involved. Thus, I suspect misogyny.

            Walking Dead is beyond repetitive. Out of 16 episodes a season, 8 of them are fluff. There are so many problems with that show, that I can’t watch it anymore. I won’t pretend to know how women feel about it. Whether they are properly represented or not, I wouldn’t know.

  • American Atheist

    That’s a hell of a lot of executive producers. Lol. What the fuck does everyone do? Get high with Woody and McConaughey? Group yoga?

  • TheMuppetManiac

    They need to cast Nic Cage. It would make people interested and could help jump-start his straight to VOD career.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    They’re chasing the dragon of the first season.

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