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Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 5:37PM EST
True Detective Season 3 to screen one month early at Alamo Drafthouse theaters
Tickets for the Dec. 18 screening of the first two episodes are free with a $5 food and beverage voucher purchase. The Mahershala Ali-led Season 3 debuts on Jan. 13.
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
Mahershala Ali's True Detective character was originally written for a white actor
Ali tells John David Washington in a Variety Actors on Actors conversation that he was originally offered the supporting role on the third season of the HBO series because the lead actor was written to be white. But Ali convinced by creator Nic Pizzolatto to cast him after texting him pictures of his grandfather as a state police officer in real life. “I was like, ‘See, we existed in this space. In the ’60s and the ’70s. State police officers,'” Ali recounts. “I was like, ‘I think your story would be served, I think the story would be improved in this case, if this lead character was black.'” Ali adds: “I could’ve played that second lead, that supporting career. But in my mind, I was like, ‘I’ve done this my entire career though. I’ve never done that,' At that time, I’m 43 years old. If it don’t happen now, it really may not happen.”
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 3:01PM EDT
HBO debuts True Detective's official Season 3 trailer
Judging by the full-length trailer, it looks like the series is returning to its Season 1 roots with an interrogation-heavy story.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
True Detective reveals first Season 3 trailer featuring Mahershala Ali
It looks like the HBO drama series is going back to its flashback-heavy roots after a disastrous Season 2. The Oscar-winning actor's promo looks at his character in three different time periods.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Meet the Oscar presenters
Source: E! Online
Greta Gerwig, Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Kumail Nanjiani and Tiffany Haddish will be among this year's presenters at the Academy Awards.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
True Detective adds Scoot McNairy
The Halt and Catch Fire and Godless vet will star play “a father who suffers a terrible loss” whose fate is tied to Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff’s detective characters.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
The Girlfriend Experience’s Carmen Ejogo joins True Detective as the female lead opposite Mahershala Ali
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The British actress is the second person cast on the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's anthology series.
Posted Friday 9/01/17 at 1:58AM EDT
HBO officially renews True Detective for an Ozarks-set Season 3, starring Mahershala Ali
The Oscar-winning Ali, who is the only cast member HBO has announced, will play a state police detective in Northwest Arkansas. According to HBO’s logline, “The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.”