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Is Mahershala Ali Headed to HBO’s ‘True Detective’?

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Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is unstoppable. With an Oscar under his belt and several upcoming films in the works, the House of Cards and Luke Cage actor might also be jumping from Netflix to HBO. Deadline is reporting that Ali is in early talks to star in the third season of HBO’s serial drama True Detective. Though the network has not officially given a third season of the critically acclaimed series the green light, the pieces have been coming together for it for some time.

Last summer, HBO Head of Programming Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly, “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.”

An acting dynamo, Ali as one of the leads in True Detective should resurrect much of the interest surrounding the series that may have faded since it’s been on hiatus. According to Deadline, Deadwood and NYPD Blue creator David Milch has joined True Detective creator Pizzolatto to solidify an exciting idea for the third season. We just hope that Ali’s presence in the third season will be confirmed shortly.

Up next the Moonlight actor will be seen in the Sundance breakout Roxanne Roxanne, which is set to be released this year.

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