Mahershala Ali To Lead TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3

We’re in.

We’ve all been so distracted by politics for the past year that we haven’t had time for True Detective memes, once a staple of life online. If we had, chances are Mahershala Ali would’ve come up as a potential lead (perhaps alongside one of his Moonlight co-stars) but it appears reality has out-meme’d us. The Oscar-winner will all but officially lead the next season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO anthology.

We don’t really know much about True Detective’s third season other than the fact that it won’t be related to the last two, but thanks to the folks at The Tracking Board, here’s what little we do know:

Sources caution that Ali’s deal hasn’t closed yet, but insiders are confident that it will. The third season of True Detective has not received a greenlight yet either, but given the fact that the show is one of the crown jewels in HBO’s programming lineup, insiders say it is definitely expected to return.

So there you have it. Mahershala Ali is expected to lead True Detective when it returns, and it will return. What do you think the new season is about? Who do you want to see star alongside Ali? This is all very exciting already.