As HBO prepares its third season of True Detective, it has added yet another cast member. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) has joined the season in a significant role. She will portray Lucy Purcell, a mother of two at the centre of a tragic crime.
She joins Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff and Scoot McNairy in the new season. Ali will portray State Investigator Wayne Hays and Dorff his partner Roland West. Meanwhile Ejogo will portray a high school teacher and McNairy as Tom, a father who has also suffered a terrible loss. The third season will focus on a crime in the heart of the Ozarks, with the mystery playing out in three separate time periods.
Series creator and producer Nic Pizzolatto is returning for the third season. He is the third season’s sole writer, though he co-wrote the fourth episode with David Milch. Pizzolatto will also make his directorial debut in the season with Jeremy Saulnier directing most of the season.
Production on True Detective season three is expected to get underway soon, with the show slated to air on HBO in 2019.