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If "True Detective" Season 3 Happens, Mahershala Ali Will Be Its Star

HBO confirmed that the Moonlight actor has signed on for the new season, which is close to getting the green light.

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Casey Bloys, president of programming at HBO, confirmed Ali's involvement in the not-yet-greenlit third season during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

"I have read five scripts for a third season and I think they're terrific," Bloys told reporters, adding that the network is still searching for a director to helm the project.

"When we have a director we want to hire, it will be a go," he said.

Although Bloys said that he's "very, very impressed and excited" about what he's read, he provided no further details on the storyline of True Detective Season 3 or Ali's role.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Ali for a further comment, but for now, there's this Instagram post.

Instagram: @mahershalaali