Mahershala Ali in Talks for Possible ‘True Detective’ Season 3

HBO is discussing plans for a new run of the Nic Pizzolatto-created drama

Last Updated: June 30, 2017 @ 7:11 PM

“True Detective” is eyeing Mahershala Ali for its potential return.

The “Moonlight” star is in talks for a possible third season of the HBO drama, TheWrap has learned. The Tracking Board was first with the news.

It was reported earlier this year that David Milch was in talks to work with series creator Nic Pizzolatto on the new set of episodes.

The Season 2 finale of “True Detective” aired back in August 2015. President of HBO Programming Casey Bloys told reporters at a Television Critics Association presentation last year that the show “is not dead,” despite the lengthy gap.

The show’s first season, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as cops in Louisiana, was popular with critics and viewers. But Season 2, set in California and featuring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams, was widely viewed as less successful.

Ali won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as drug dealer and surrogate father figure Juan in 2016’s “Moonlight,” which also nabbed the Best Picture prize. He has had parts in such films as “Hidden Figures” and the “Hunger Games” series, along with recurring roles on the TV shows “House of Cards” and “Luke Cage.”

The actor is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.