One of the most acclaimed HBO miniseries of all-time, True Detective, received quite a bit of gold come Emmy season. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the series was revered and many were excited to see what would come next. Interestingly, the miniseries became an anthology series, as Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell were recruited to become the lead duo for the second installment of the show.
This iteration received much less favorable reviews than its predecessor, but that did not keep HBO from being interested in a third season, as it has just been announced to be happening. Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of the show, will write all episodes of the third season, sans one that will feature David Milch as the scribe. Also returning is the director of the show, Cary Fukunaga, who will serve as one of the producers on the show.
As of right now, the show does not feature a star-studded pairing as the leads for the season. Not yet anyway. For now, the lone actor attached to the project is Mahershala Ali, fresh off a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Moonlight. Ali will play Wayne Hays, a detective from Arkansas in what promises to be an intriguing season of a well-regarded show.
Ali is also known for his roles in the Netflix drama series, House of Cards, which is a perennial contender at the Emmys, and in the Netflix superhero action series, Luke Cage, in which he played the villain, Cottonmouth. Ali also starred in films like The Place Beyond the Pines. You would be hard pressed to find someone who was not excited to see Ali star as the lead in his own miniseries. I know, I for one am quite excited to see Ali sink his teeth into a role that is explicitly written for him.