The rumors are true: A third season of "True Detective" is happening, and it will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. It's also true that fans are now dream casting his partner, with some saying his involvement alone makes Season 3 better than Season 2. (But that is a low bar.)
HBO boss Casey Bloys talked up the network's slate at the Television Critics Association's press tour yesterday, confirming "True Detective" Season 3 is in the works with the "Moonlight" star. He also promised good things from the story:
"I have read five scripts for a third season. I'm very very impressed and excited about what I've read. I don't want to give away the storyline, but I really think they're terrific."
Bloys said the next step is to find directors, then they can start production. Cary Joji Fukunaga directed all of Season 1, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Season 2 -- which starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams -- had multiple directors.
Mahershala Ali posted about his new role:
And fans have been posting their own thoughts:
Me, yesterday: "LMAO YOU COULDN'T PAY ME TO WATCH TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 3"— Renato Pagnani (@rennavate) July 26, 2017
Me, today: "I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 3!!!"
who's gonna be mahershala ali's partner i think maybe sandra oh maybe ruth negga maybe chris pine maybe laura dern maybe me— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) July 26, 2017
Mahershala Ali will not only star in #TrueDetectiveSeason3 he'll save the franchise— Josh Fox (@JoshTFox) July 27, 2017
Mahershala Ali is starring in True Detective season 3. They haven't even started shooting it and it's already better than season 2.— Dan Weiner (@DanWeiner) July 26, 2017
What role has Mahershala Ali not absolutely owned?..... exactly. Excited for True Detective— Justin Magness (@JUSTINMAGNESS) July 26, 2017
True Detective season 3 has Mahershala Ali all it needs is Jessica Chastain as the partner.— Nickolas (@niklander2) July 1, 2017
Just a suggestion pic.twitter.com/jd7xmSh3GH
They should cast Riz Ahmed in True Detective season 3.— Jason (Wakanda)🌈 (@IsotopeRose) July 26, 2017
The only proper partner for Mahershala Ali during True Detective's third season is...himself? pic.twitter.com/v6mhwObZGV— Jacob Oller (@JacobOller) July 26, 2017
Now that we know "True Detective" Season 3 is really a go, with Mahershala Ali in the lead, we'll just have to wait and see what HBO has planned for the supporting cast, plot, directors, shooting schedule, and premiere date. Cross your fingers that this will be the best season yet ... or at least better than Season 2.
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