HBO's True Detective has added Stephen Dorff to its typically star-studded cast for the upcoming third season. Dorff will be joining co-stars Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo as he takes on the role of Roland West. His character is said to be an Arkansas State Investigator whose life has been plagued by an unsolved case for over three decades, according to Variety.
Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a Northwest Arkansas detective, and Ejogo will play schoolteacher Amelia Reardon, a woman who is connected to two children that went missing in 1980. Nic Pizzolatto, the show's creator, has reportedly written the five scripts that have been said to be confirmed so far, but an official episode count has not yet been announced. No word yet on a release date for the new season.
You may recognize Dorff from his roles in the 1998 vampire-superhero flick Blade, or as "PK" in John Avildsen's The Power of One in 1992, or more recently in FOX's original drama Star. Dorff also had one other very iconic role in the early 2000's that you might be able to place him from.
Fun fact: Dorff also starred as Britney Spears' volatile boyfriend in her 2009 music video for "Everytime."