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Confirmed! Mahershala Ali Is Headed To HBO’s ‘True Detective’

Confirmed! Mahershala Ali Is Headed To HBO’s ‘True Detective’

The ink just dried on the paperwork!

Academy Award winner, Mahershala Ali, is officially headed to HBO for the third season of the fan-favorite series, True Detective. The serial drama that focuses on conspiracy, betrayal and bizarre murders will return with a new director at the helm.

Deadline is reporting that HBO’s President of Programming, Casey Bloys, confirmed the news at the network’s summer Television Critics Association presentation.

“They are terrific. I was very impressed and excited. We are talking to directors, and when we have a director we want to hire, it will be a go,” Bloys said of the five scripts he’s read thus far.

Last summer, Bloys discussed the possibility of True Detective‘s return.

“It is not dead. I talked to Nic [Pizzolatto] about it, and both Nic and HBO are open to another season. I don’t think Nic has a take and he’s working on some other projects. We’re open to somebody else writing it and Nic supervising it. It’s a valuable franchise; it’s not dead, we just don’t have a take for a third season yet,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

Ali confirmed the exciting news on his Instagram account.

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As we await a release date for True Detective, you can expect to see Ali in several more projects this year through 2019 including, Triple Frontier and Alita: Battle Angel.

From the looks of his IMDB, he’s a very busy man.

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