The casting of True Detective Season 3 has been pretty perfect to date, so we were bound to experience at least one “huh.” Enter Blade baddie Stephen Dorff, who joins Mahershala Ali in a co-lead role for the HBO drama’s third season.
We wouldn’t have minded if True Detective Season 3 made Mahershala Ali the sole star, but the Moonlight Oscar-winner has some company after all. Fantastic Beasts and The Girlfriend Experience star Carmen Ejogo has become the second member of Season 3’s cast, taking the role of the female lead.
You didn’t have to tell us twice that True Detective Season 3 was go with Mahershala Ali leading the cast, but HBO is making it official. Not only is the third season confirmed, but Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier will go behind the camera, and our first story details have arrived.
True Detective Season 3 doesn’t technically have a formal greenlight from HBO, but the casting of Mahershala Ali with input from Deadwood director David Milch already has us back on board. Season 1 star Matthew McConaughey is also excited to see Ali take over the franchise, as only Matthew McConaughey could state.
Our interest in a third season of True Detective jumped considerably with word that Mahershala Ali might lead the cast, so consider us on board. HBO confirms the Luke Cage and Moonlight star would lead a third True Detective, which is now seeking directors.
We weren’t certain how HBO might redeem True Detective after Season 2, but if “David Milch” didn’t get us there, “Mahershala Ali” might. The Luke Cage and Moonlight star is reportedly set to lead the third True Detective installment, which might be further along than we thought.
Hollywood is a magical land of opportunity where stars are made and exciting new stories are told every day. It’s also a land of crushed dreams where sometimes the projects you’re most excited for never come to fruition. Such is the case with South American border thriller Triple Frontier, once a Kathryn Bigelow project, until now boasting a cast of everyone’s boyfriends Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum, and Mahershala Ali, but as of today shelved once again.