HBO has added yet another heavy hitter to their cast for Season 3 of “True Detective.” Ray Fisher, who played superhero Cyborg in Warner Bros.’ “Justice League,” will star as Freddy Burns, the son of detective Wayne Hayes (Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)), according to Deadline.
Fisher joins Ali, Stephen Dorff (“Star”),Carmen Ejogo (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Scoot McNairy (“Godless”) and Mamie Gummer (“The Collection”); Michael Greyeyes (“Fear the Walking Dead”) and Jon Tenney (“The Closer”) will also appear in recurring roles this season. Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto (“The Magnificent Seven”) wrote the entire new season excepting Episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch (“NYPD Blue”). While Jeremy Saulnier (“Green Room”) is the official Season 3 director, Pizzolatto will also be making his directorial debut on the upcoming season. Pizzolatto executive produces with Scott Stephens, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
“True Detective” is an anthology drama that tackles a dark case with a new detective team each season. McConaughey and Harrelson served as Season 1’s original crime-fighting team, with Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Rachel McAdams (“Doctor Strange”) and Taylor Kitsch (“Waco”) donning the badge in Season 2. Ali and and Dorff are set to investigate a crime in the heart of the Ozarks, with a mystery spanning three separate time periods intimately affects their lives.
Fisher burst into the superhero zeitgeist in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League,” where he played part bionic, part organic superhero Cyborg. He’s currently slated to return to the role in “Flashpoint” and his own superhero solo spinoff, “Cyborg.”
No specific premiere date has been announced for Season 3, but Den of Geek reports that new episodes of “True Detective” won’t air until 2019, according to HBO president Casey Bloys. Fisher is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.