Ray Fisher joins HBO’s True Detective as Season 3 series regular
Deadline has announced that HBO has cast Ray Fisher (Justice League) as a series regular in season three of the network’s anthology series, True Detective. Rhys Wakefield (The Purge), Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead) and Jon Tenney (The Closer) have also been cast in recurring roles. The actors will be joining Mahershala Ali (Hidden Figures), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Stephen Dorff (Immortals), Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire), and Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife).
The third season of the anthology series is set in the heart of the Ozarks wherein a disturbing crime occurs and a mystery that deepens over decades plays out in the three separate time periods. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will portray Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas, while Carmen Ejogo will portray Arkansas schoolteacher Amelia Reardon, who shares a connection with two missing children in 1980.
Fisher will play Freddy Burns, Wayne’s (Ali) son, and Fisher, Greyeyes, and Tenney will play recurring characters Henry Hays, Brett Woodard, and Alan Jones, respectively.
Nic Pizzolatto serves as the showrunner and one of the executive producers will be the sole writer of the third season with the exception of episode four, which he co-wrote with David Milch. Jeremy Saulnier, another executive producer, will act as the director alongside Pizzolatto, the latter making his directorial debut.
Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (topliners for True Detective season one), Cary Joki Fukunaga (who directed season one), Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown are also serving as executive producers.
Season three of True Detective will air on HBO sometime in 2019.
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