Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Mahershala Ali could make you care about 'True Detective' again

rexfeatures_8434887dk.jpg

The first season of ‘True Detective’ was one of the decade’s most groundbreaking shows, but there’s a danger that everyone will benefit apart from those who brought it to life.

Launched slap bang in the middle of the McConnaisance, it was one of the most significant examples to show us drama series in the 2010s could be less than 10 episodes per season.

Those first eight hours, with Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle butting heads with Woody Harrelson’s Marty Hart, were an exercise in tight writing and fantastic use of scenery.

But then season two happened. Fresh off a sea of #TrueDetectiveSeason2 memes, the eventual casting of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan – and the mixed reviews that followed – left some wishing the producers had actually gone for one of the joke suggestions instead.

But wait, we’re getting a third season…and it might involve the one man capable of restoring the show to its lofty perch.

Mahershala Ali, of Moonlight and House of Cards and being-that-guy-who-everyone-loves fame, is reportedly in talks to star in the third season of the crime drama.

ali

Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali in the Oscar-winning 'Moonlight'

As reported by The Tracking Board, Ali is thought to be close to committing to the show. It would be his first big TV role since he won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Moonlight.

There’s no word yet on who else is potentially attached, but Ali on his own looking wistful for eight hours wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.

Maybe it’s time to put some of those other speculative ideas on the back burner.

(Main image: Rex Features)

Related

mahershalaali.jpg

Everything you need to know about Mahershala Ali

rexfeatures_8434884pj.jpg

The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards

X.jpg

Mahershala Ali’s emotional SAG Awards speech deserves to be seen

More

An old fairytale could spell doom for the 'Eastwatch Seven'

They may not all come back alive...

by Carl Anka
16 Aug 2017

HBO just made a very big 'Game of Thrones'-related mistake

Not the best timing...

by Carl Anka
16 Aug 2017

Louis C.K. has made a secret movie and the cast is unreal

How did he keep this one quiet?

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017

19 things you might have missed from 'Game of Thrones' S7 E5

Did you spot them all?

by Alex Finnis
16 Aug 2017

This 'Game of Thrones' fan theory reveals Littlefinger's possible plan

Is *this* what he's really up to?

by Carl Anka
16 Aug 2017

Game of Thrones fans are being urged to stop buying huskies

A record number have been abandoned

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

Here's everyone who has Valyrian steel in 'Game Of Thrones'

This will be hugely important in the wars to come

by Carl Anka
15 Aug 2017

Here's how Jon Snow's team know each other

Here's how Jon, Jorah, Tormud, Gendry, The Hound, Beric and Thoros became pals

by Carl Anka
15 Aug 2017

There's a new Rick and Morty board game

It includes game tokens based on items from the show

15 Aug 2017

‘Game of Thrones’ deliberately referenced one of its funniest memes

Ser Davos should sit on the Iron Throne for this

by Carl Anka
15 Aug 2017