Mahershala Ali set hearts aflutter when he announced on Instagram last week that he'll star in the probable, but not-yet-official third season of HBO's True Detective.
The network later confirmed it struck a deal with the Moonlight Oscar winner (and Internet boyfriend), whose casting earned a big thumbs up from people on Twitter and Season 1 headliner Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both earned Emmy nominations for their work on the anthology crime drama's critically-acclaimed first season, in which they played mismatched cops investigating a prostitute's murder. Although no additional casting or details have been announced for Season 3, the Dark Tower actor tells USA TODAY that Ali is a good match for series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
"I think it's awesome," McConaughey says. "I worked with (Ali) on Free State (of Jones) and he'll be a great fit, because I know whatever's coming out of Nic's writing mind, it's heady and hardcore. It's a very harsh reality. Mahershala's got heavy feet. He's grounded and rooted, and doesn't have (an) attitude. There's no room for attitude in Nic's writing."Read More...
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