Moonlight's Mahershala Ali is being lined-up for True Detective season 3

Jul 02, 2017, 01:25
Moonlight's Mahershala Ali is being lined-up for True Detective season 3

A third season of "True Detective" isn't a sure thing yet but an Oscar victor signing on to star might be what seals the deal...

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moonlight Oscar victor Mahershala Ali is in talks to lead the third season of the HBO anthology series 'True Detective.' The show has yet to confirm a third season, but the interest is there.

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After a critically and publicly well-received first season of True Detective (which garnered Matthew McConaughey particularly high praise for his role), the show swiftly fell out of favor during Season 2.

In truth, there are a select few who could really help revive True Detective and bring it back to the kind of critically acclaimed, must-see status from Season 1.

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A third season of True Detective hasn't been officially commissioned, with the second season starring Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn not being quite as beloved as the first. ".I set him up to deliver, in a very short time frame, something that became very challenging to deliver".

Deadline reported Friday night the actor, who won the supporting actor Academy Award earlier this year for his role in Moonlight, is in early discussions to join True Detective as one of the leads. He had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak.

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However, news of Ali's potential involvement seems to have renewed interest in the franchise, based on the reaction from social media. He would be the first African-American lead actor in the series as well. Veteran showrunner David Milch (Deadwood) has teamed up with True D creator Nic Pizzolatto to figure out how to tackle a third season of the anthology series. Variety reports Pizzolatto has already decided on a concept for Season 3 and began working on the script back in March.

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