On Wednesday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed earlier reports in which “Moonlight” star Mahershala Ali has been signed to star inside third installment, in addition to the network is usually currently searching for a director to oversee the season.
“When we find a director we want to hire, we’ll be a go with in which,” he said.
The first season of “True Detective” aired in 2014 in addition to quickly became a breakout hit, with Woody Harrelson in addition to Matthew McConaughey earning accolades in addition to awards attention.
The second season, however, failed to hold momentum in addition to was widely panned for its writing in addition to pacing.
the idea starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams in addition to Taylor Kitsch.
Bloys, who did not oversee the second season as he only took over as the network’s programming head in May 2016, said he thinks the extra time they’ve taken to craft Season 3 will ultimately benefit the series.
Bloys said he’s read all 5 “great” scripts by “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto so far.
“I know they’ve talked about perhaps [Season 2] was rushed into production, however I can tell you we’re taking our time with the scripts,” Bloys said. “We’re taking our time in addition to I think the idea’s paid off.”
No further casting announcements have been made.
Ali is usually best known for his work in best picture Oscar winner “Moonlight,” a role for which he won the best supporting actor award.