DEADLINE – Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace) and Emily Nelson (Code Black) have been tapped to recur in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO crime anthology series True Detective, starring Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher.
The next installment of True Detective 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.
Gadon will play Elisa Montgomery and Nelson will portray Margaret. No additional character information has been provided. They join previously announced recurring cast, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney and Rhys Wakefield.
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. Jeremy Saulnier is the Season 3 director alongside Pizzolatto, who will make his directorial debut.
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.
Gadon starred as the title character in Netlix’s Alias Grace limited series and played Sadie Dunhill in Hulu’s Stephen King adaptation 11.22.63. On the film side, she most recently co-starred with Logan Lerman in the James Schamus’ Sundance film Indignation.
I’ve added photos of Sarah attending the Cinema Italian Style Kick-Off Event and Inaugural Cinecitta Key Award Ceremony during the AFI Fest (November 15).
Sarah attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards (November 15).
Sarah appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live (November 14), check out a video of her interview below.
Sarah talks about going to pioneer boot camp to prepare for her new Netflix show ‘Alias Grace,’ churning butter, being hypnotized by her parents and going to a psychic.
VARIETY – Toronto-born actress Sarah Gadon has been working in the entertainment industry since she was in elementary school, but she considers her role in Netflix’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace” the first chance she’s had to truly express her range as a performer. “When I read this, I said ‘This is the most complicated, intelligent, difficult job I have ever been presented with, so I should chase it!’ Gadon says. “I’m really grateful for that opportunity because I know they’re few and far between.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Sarah Gadon is not your typical young Hollywood star.
For starters, she lives in Toronto.
She also made a name for herself not by starring in blockbuster sequels but in the idiosyncratic films of David Cronenberg (“A History of Violence,” “Eastern Promises”). And she’s the type who, over a lengthy FaceTime interview, expounds not on her latest juice cleanse but on subjects like the importance of textiles to a culture and “emblems of female vanity” throughout art history.
THE LAST MAGAZINE – Actors like Sarah Gadon have the ability to travel through time, skating back and forth through the years with a level of effortless authenticity that is nothing short of transcendent. Over the course of her two decades in front of the camera for the big screen and small, the Toronto-based actor has clocked some serious mileage. But despite her predilection for traversing time zones, genres, social classes, and dress codes, the thirty-year-old Gadon is a product of the now—a realist, she will tell you, and a longstanding fan of film who regards the medium as a portal through which to reevaluate the past from a twenty-first-century point of view. “I really like how cinema gives us this new perspective to take a look back on history and reclaim it from a different lens,” she says.
Her latest venture, the upcoming Netflix miniseries Alias Grace, is based on Margaret Atwood’s historical novel of the same name and was adapted by Canadian multi-hyphenate Sarah Polley. It sees Gadon journeying into unfamiliar territory to portray the show’s protagonist, the real-life Grace Marks, an Irish domestic servant who was convicted, perhaps wrongly, of the double murder of her employers in Canada in 1843.