'True Detective' Season 3 Rumored To Return With 'Moonlight' Actor Mahershala Ali

As HBO ponders the possibility of a third season of True Detective, it appears Oscar victor Mahershala Ali could soon have a deal to star.

Fresh off an Oscar win for his supporting role in Moonlight, Ali is a flawless pick for the lead in True Detective.

There's no word yet Ali's potential role, as story details for Season 3 have yet to be revealed.

The first season of True Detective was a ratings victor, with stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson nominated for Golden Globes for their performances. A deal is reportedly far from being complete, and whether the show will return still remains slightly contentious. In March news broke that Deadwood creator David Milch might come on board to take the reigns from Pizzolatto, and there's a good chance that might still happen.

Ali won his Best Supporting Actor award for his brilliantly nuanced turn in Moonlight earlier this year, but has been turning in solid work in the likes of House Of Cards, Luke Cage and The 4400 for years.

Interest in True Detective wasn't so high during its second season. Nevertheless, network executives are confident on the chances of Ali casting in the series.

The "Moonlight" actor is still in early talks regarding a possible role in the series, with no deal being agreed upon as of this time, according to Deadline.

The rumor mill surrounding a third season of HBO's hit drama True Detective continues to brew. Unfortunately, the sophomore season didn't get almost the same rave reviews with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams in the starring roles. Matthew McConaughey, who starred in the first season of the show, has previously spoken out about his willingness to reprise his role.

Vanessa Coleman