Everyone who loves a good detective show knows about ‘True Detective‘. It set the benchmark for the shows that want to create something original and exciting. It is presented as an anthology crime series which follows different stories in each season, that can be viewed as stand-alone.
The first season received critical success and raised the bar for the next season, which unfortunately it couldn’t match, despite a cast of talented actors. In the third season, however, the creators picked up some slack and decided to give some time and more thought to the story they wanted to tell. After a long wait of three years, the series finally made a comeback in 2019 with a star-studded cast. It also marks the directorial debut of Nic Pizzolatto, the mastermind behind it all. He divided up directing duties with Jeremy Saulnier and Daniel Sackheim. For the third season, Pizzolatto also serves as the showrunner and sole writer of the season, with the exception of the fourth and sixth episode, which he co-wrote with David Milch and Graham Gordy respectively.
True Detective Cast: Who’s in it?
The first season of ‘True Detective’ saw Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson give amazing performances. They are joined by Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles, Kevin Dunn, Alexandra Daddario and Elizabeth Reaser. The second season has Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams in the lead roles. Additional cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, Vince Vaughn, Ritchie Coster, Michael Irby, Afemo Omilami and Leven Rambin.
With the pressure of reviving the reputation of the series, there was a need to bring some powerful cast to deliver the strong content of the third season. HBO accomplished that by casting Mahershala Ali in the lead as detective Wayne Hays and Stephen Dorff as his partner, Roland West. Carmen Ejogo stars alongside them, in the role of schoolteacher Amelia Reardon. Scoot McNairy plays Tom Purcell, a father who suffers a terrible loss. Appearing in supporting roles are Ray Fisher, Mamie Gummer, Josh Hopkins, Jodi Balfour, Rhys Wakefield, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney and Brett Cullen.