We’re so excited that HBO has decided to bring back “True Detective” for a third season, and we’ve got the latest casting news for you today courtesy of Deadline.
For starters, Rhys Wakefield (The Purge) has been added as a series regular. Wakefield will play Freddy Burns, whose ambitions are limited by the world around him.
Additionally, Ray Fisher (Justice League), Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead) and Jon Tenney (The Closer) have landed recurring roles. They will be playing Henry Hays, Brett Woodard and Alan Jones, respectively.
“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.”
The new season’s cast also includes Scoot McNairy, Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Mahershala Ali and Mamie Gummer.
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.