True Detective season 3 adds Deborah Ayorinde to cast


The cast for season 3 of True Detective has been announced and Girl’s Trip actress Deborah Ayorinde will be joining the cast in a recurring role.

She will share the screen alongside Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, who’s best-known television role was playing Remy Danton on Netflix’s House of Cards. Ali is also known for his role in Moonlight, which won him the 2016 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He was previously announced to star in this season of True Detective last year.

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True Detective is an anthology series, meaning that much like American Horror Story, each season features a new setting, new characters, and sometimes even a new time span. The anthology style gives both writers and actors the chance to develop new characters and delve into new themes. The show’s creator is Nic Pizzolatto, who was previously a writer for the acclaimed show The Killing. Pizzolatto is virtually the sole writer for season 3, with the exception of episode 4.

Ayorinde will play Becca Hays, the daughter of Ali’s character Wayne Hays, a retired Arkansas State Police Detective. The plot for season three revolves around a mystery that occurs in the middle of the Ozarks, with the time spanning three separate periods as the mystery deepens.

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Ayorinde is no stranger to HBO, as she was recently featured in The Wizard of Lies, the story of Bernie Madoff starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth. Like Ali, she is known on Netflix as part of the cast of Luke Cage. Also rounding out the cast for season 3 is Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher, and Mamie Gummer.