The critically acclaimed anthology series True Detective seems to have gone into somewhat of a limbo following the conclusion of season two in August, 2015. There hasn’t been any confirmation of a third season by HBO, much less any casting news. However, the Tracking Board has exclusively claimed that Mahershala Ali is in talks to star in the hit show. True Detective has a track record of casting big stars and it seems as if they will not be changing that approach anytime soon.
True Detective‘s previous all-star cast includes Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson from season one and Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams from season two. The Oscar winner would be making his return to the small screen following his critically acclaimed and Oscar winning performance in Moonlight. Mahershala is certainly not a newbie when it comes to the small screen. He starred in House of Cards as Remy Danton and most recently as Cottonmouth in Luke Cage. Mahershala’s groundbreaking performances now see him pick from some of the best networks in television as he jumps from Netflix to HBO.
After an outstanding first season, True Detective saw the second season receive more mixed reviews. HBO will be intently focused on delivering a third season that is on par or better than their first, and nothing shows a commitment on that front more than casting Mahershala Ali.
Mahershala continues to break new ground: he would become the first black lead of True Detective, shortly after becoming the first Muslim actor to win the Academy Award.
Source: Tracking Board