‘True Detective’: ‘Selma’ Star Carmen Ejogo Joins Mahershala Ali for Season 3

HBO drama’s upcoming run centers on a macabre crime in the Ozarks

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Carmen Ejogo is heading to HBO’s “True Detective” for Season 3.

The “Selma” star joins Mahershala Ali in the HBO drama’s upcoming run that focuses on a macabre crime in the Ozarks. The third season spans several decades and is divided into three separate time periods.

Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher in 1980 with a link to two missing children. Ali plays Wayne Hays, a state police detective hailing from Northwest Arkansas.

Series creator and executive producer Nic Pizzolatto serves as writer, showrunner and director for Season 3. Jeremy Saulnier directs and executive produces.

Also executive producing are Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown, along with show vets Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Ejogo’s credits include “Alien: Covenant,” Starz series “The Girlfriend Experience” and the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. She played Coretta Scott King in Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film “Selma,” and can next be seen opposite Denzel Washington in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”