True Detective was a revelation when it hit our screens back in 2014; sharp, funny, and surprisingly poignant, it used heavy themes to spice up a traditional odd couple dynamic. Whilst the second season wasn’t so well-received, it certainly hasn’t killed the appetite for more True Detective in the future, and the anthology nature of the series means that the upcoming third season has every chance of matching the original’s quality.
With that in mind, today we have some casting news regarding the next chapter of True Detective. The Purge’s Rhys Wakefield has joined the project and is reportedly playing a series regular by the name of Freddy Burns, a man whose ambitions are limited by his circumstances.
Further additions to the cast include Justice League’s Ray Fisher, Fear the Walking Dead’s Michael Greyeyes, and The Closer’s Jon Tenney, with the Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali already on board.
True Detective’s third season is yet to receive an official release date, but plot details indicate that the series will be set in the Ozarks and take place over three different time periods. Nic Pizzolatto will act as showrunner and direct together with Jeremy Saulnier, with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey continuing to support the series as executive producers.