Mahershala Ali Negotiating ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Role

Fresh off his Oscar win for “Moonlight,” Mahershala Ali may be gearing up for another major project.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ali is in “early discussions” for a leading role in the third season of the HBO drama “True Detective”. The publication notes that the deal is only in its early stages, as the third season itself has still not been guaranteed.

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 potential 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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