True Detective season 3 reveals Mahershala Ali co-star

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From Digital Spy

True Detective's third season is rounding out its cast with a familiar face from the Blade film series.

This latest reinvention of writer Nic Pizzolatto's one-time TV phenomenon has already signed up Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Fantastic Beasts' Carmen Ejogo, playing Arkansas state trooper Wayne Hays and schoolteacher Amelia Reardon respectively.

Now, Deadline is confirming that Stephen Dorff - probably best known for playing the vampire Deacon Frost in Blade - is the latest star to join the cast for True Detective.

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(Stephen Dorff in Blade)

The new season centres on a macabre mystery that recurs over the course of three decades in an Ozarks community, growing more bizarre as the years pass.

Dorff will be playing Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator who has had his entire life and career moulded by the central mystery.

Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto is collaborating on this latest True Detective story with Deadwood writer David Milch after receiving an official commission from HBO mid-way through 2017.

One familiar face from the original True Detective that fans shouldn't expect to return is Woody Harrelson, who recently ruled out ever coming back to the series.

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"I don't see me doing that," he recently said. "No. Because it went very well the first time and if we come back around to it, what else are you going to hear but, 'Not as good! Just wasn't as good. Boy, you guys were good before, but this time…' I don't want to even hear that."

HBO has yet to confirm a US air date for True Detective season three.

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