Starring Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher, the next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.
Hopkins will play Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas involved in deposing state police detectives in an ongoing investigation. Balfour will play Lori, long-term love interest to Det. Roland West. Chavis will play Wayne Hays’ (Ali) son at age 9.
They join previously announced recurring cast Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn and Michael Graziadei.
As with the breakout original installment of True Detective, Pizzolatto is the sole writer of the third season with the exception of Episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch. Daniel Sackheim directs alongside Pizzolatto, who will make his directorial debut. Jeremy Saulnier directed the first two episodes.
Pizzolatto, who also serves as showrunner, executive produces with Saulnier and returning executive producers Scott Stephens; Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who toplined Season 1; Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed Season 1; along with Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
Hopkins played the series regular role of Liam O’Connor in the first season of ABC’s Quantico and before that starred as Grayson Ellis in Cougar Town. He’s repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Balfour, who received critical praise for her guest role as Jackie Kennedy in Netflix’s The Crown, currently stars as the female lead in BBC1/Cinemax limited series Rellik opposite Richard Dormer. She’s repped by APA, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.
Chavis recurs as Randall in NBC’s breakout drama This Is Us and played Trevor in White Famous, among other credits. He’s repped by Randy James Management and Eris Talent Agency.