Here's Where You've Seen the 'True Detective' Season 3 Cast Before

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Mahershala Ali (Wayne Hays)

You are no doubt well-acquainted with Ali, but if not, please check out his Oscar-winning role in the film Moonlight and his Golden Globe-winning role in Green Book. On TV, meanwhile, he has starred in The 4400, House of Cards, and Marvel’s Luke Cage.

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Carmen Ejogo (Amelia Reardon)

This British actress has a plum part as MACUSA President Seraphina Picquery in the Fantastic Beasts film series, but she has also appeared in It Comes at Night and Alien: Covenant. She has also portrayed Coretta Scott King twice, first in Boycott and again in Selma.

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Stephen Dorff (Roland West)

If you don’t know Dorff from his roles in the 1990s films The Power of One, S.F.W., or Blade, perhaps you know him from Aerosmith’s music video for “Cryin’” or Britney Spears’s video for “Everytime.” (He played Brit Brit’s cruel boyfriend.)

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Scoot McNairy (Tom Purcell)

McNairy is likely a familiar face to TV fans: He starred in the FX drama Halt and Catch Fire and in the Netflix western Godless. Fun fact: He and Ben Affleck have shared the screen in three movies: Argo, Gone Girl, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Ray Fisher (Henry Hays)

Speaking of Dawn of Justice, that DC Extended Universe film marked the big-screen debut of this actor: He played Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg. It was a cameo, but Fisher got more screen time the following year in Justice League and is slated to star in a standalone Cyborg movie next year.

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Mamie Gummer (Lucy Purcell)

Aside from her real-life role as daughter of Meryl Streep, you might recognize Gummer for her lead part in the short-lived CW drama Emily Owen, M.D. She also appeared opposite her famous mom in the films Evening and Ricki and the Flash.

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Josh Hopkins (Jim Dobkins)

Hopkins had long arcs on Ally McBeal, Swingtown, Private Practice, and Quantico, but you might know him best as a member of the Cul-de-sac Crew on Cougar Town. He played Grayson Ellis, bar owner and love interest for Courteney Cox’s Jules Cobb.

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Brandon Flynn (Ryan Peters)

13 Reasons Why fans know Flynn as Liberty High student Justin Foley… and music fans know him as Sam Smith’s ex-boyfriend!

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After an underwhelming second season and a hiatus of more than three years, HBO crime anthology True Detective is back with a return to form: an unsettling story of a disappearance that haunts an Arkansas State Police detective for decades after the investigation.

Season 3 is getting a lot of buzz, and with two episodes remaining, let’s make sure you’re acquainted with the cast.

Check out their bona fides in the gallery above.

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