Season three of HBO’s True Detective is continuing to come together with more casting news. On Monday, it was announced that Girls Trip star Deborah Ayorinde will have a recurring role in the upcoming third season of the series.
According to Deadline, Ayorinde has signed on to play Becca Hayes, “the estranged daughter of retired Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hayes (played by Mahershala Ali).”
In addition to Ali, season 3 of True Detective will star Stephen Dorff, Ray Fisher, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer, and Carmen Ejogo. In addition to Ayorinde, other cast members include Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead), Jon Tenney (The Closer) and Rhys Wakefield (The Purge) in recurring roles.
Season one writer Nic Pizzolatto returns to pen the third season, with the exception of the fourth episode. The fourth episode was written collaboratively by both Pizzolatto and David Milch. Pizzolatto will also serve as showrunner, executive producer and he will be making his directorial debut during the upcoming season as he steps into the director’s chair along with Daniel Sakheim and Jeremy Saulnier who directed the first two episodes. Saulnier will also executive produce along with Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Fukunaga, Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
The official logline for the upcoming season says, “The next installment of True Detective 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.”
Season three of True Detective is expected to be released sometime in 2019.
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