TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 Confirmed With Mahershala Ali
Splashons, despite what some have called the worst second season known to man (shout out to weird lounge singer), HBO’s limited series True Detective will officially return for a third season. This upcoming season will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. Nic Pizzolatto is set to direct, along with Jeremy Saulnier.
That’s quite a big boulder to put on Ali’s shoulders. I guess he can’t really fail because no one’s going in with huge expectations… not after last time. But, then again, when it comes out it could be great and he’ll be the one we hoist on shoulders.
The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. It does not currently have an air date, nor is there a set date for the start of production.
“Nic has written truly remarkable scripts,” said Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming. “With his ambitious vision and Mahershala Ali and Jeremy Saulnier aboard, we are excited to embark on the next installment of True Detective.”
“I’m tremendously thrilled to be working with artists at the level of Mahershala and Jeremy. I hope the material can do justice to their talents, and we’re all very excited to tell this story.”
“True Detective’s” critically acclaimed first season starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson; Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch appeared in the second season.
Executive producers also include Scott Stephens, McConaughey, Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, along with Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown.