Confirmed! Mahershala Ali Will Star In HBO’s “True Detective”
He’s booked! Mahershala Ali has been confirmed to star in the third season of HBO’s “True Detective”. The news was confirmed by president of programming Casey Bloys who gave an update on the status of the series. He explained,
We are talking to directors, and when we have a director we want to hire, it will be a go.
The series is an anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series premiered on January 12, 2014. Each season of the series is structured as a disparate, self-contained narrative, employing new cast ensembles and following various sets of characters and settings.
The first season, starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles, takes place in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police homicide detectives, and their pursuit of a serial killer over a 17-year period. The second season, starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, and Vince Vaughn, is set in California, and focuses on three detectives from three cooperating police departments and a criminal-turned-businessman as they investigate a series of crimes they believe are linked to the murder of a corrupt politician.
This year, Ali made history, becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award, winning for his role in “Moonlight.” Most recently, he co-starred in the hit Netflix shows Luke Cage and House of Cards.