Mahershala Ali Confirmed For ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Role

Fresh off his Oscar win for “Moonlight,” Mahershala Ali is gearing up for another major project. The actor is confirmed to star in the next installment of HBO’s anthology series “True Detective”.

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HBO made the announcement at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday. The series is still looking for directors and currently has five scripts ready to go, according to reports.

The anthology drama’s first season starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and won critical acclaim, while its second season, led by Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams, received a more mixed response.

However, news of Ali’s involvement seems to have renewed interest in the franchise, based on the reaction from social media.

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Ali’s TV credits include “House Of Cards,” “Luke Cage,” and “Crossing Jordan.” In addition to “Moonlight,” Ali has also appeared on the big screen in “Hidden Figures,” “The Hunger Games” franchise, and “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.”

ET Canada’s Sangita Patel caught up with the actor in January following his win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Watch the video below for more.

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