Mahershala Ali in Talks to Lead True Detective: Season 3


It’s been almost two years now since season 2 of HBO’s True Detective went out with a whimper rather than a bang, and if I’m being honest, the show never really crossed my mind after that. It’s amazing how HBO was able to take one of their most exciting original series and just completely halt all of the momentum they had built up from season 1. They have since stated that the show is not dead but creator Nic Pizzolatto has been focusing on other projects (ie. The Magifnicent Seven remake, a Perry Mason series and Melanie Laurent’s upcoming adaptation of his novel Galveston). Now this week we finally have some news to report as it looks like HBO may have a lead actor in mind for season 3. Hit the jump for more info.

According to THR, Mahershala Ali is currently in talks to star in the third season of HBO’s True Detective. Discussions are at a very early stage, so much so in fact that they still are not yet ready to confirm that a third season is actually happening. Ali won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year for his performance in Moonlight but he is also well known for his roles on the Netflix shows House of Cards and Luke Cage.

It is still unclear what the premise of the new season might be, although Nic Pizzolatto is said to have started the writing process. Earlier this year EW reported that Deadwood creator David Milch was also coming on board to help out, although the extent of his involvement is not entirely clear. Obviously they want to get someone with some solid experience in there to help avoid another misfire like the disappointing season 2. Are you looking forward to another season of True Detective?

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  • Facebook User

    The first 6 and a half episodes of S1 were some of the most riveting television I have ever watched. The last episode and a half may have been the worst drivel ever broadcast on a major US station; it was certainly the most disappointing. I’m conflicted on my feelings for the season as a whole. I didn’t mind S2 as much as some people; it’s not in the class as the bulk of S1 but it also didn’t fall off the cliff as S1 did. I still found it watchable and enjoyed some of the performances.

  • Newtman98

    I literally just finished like a third rewatch of season 1 last week. Didn’t know season 3 was this far into production. Pretty pumped.