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Mahershala Ali is killing 2017. From winning an Oscar to being named one of the sexiest men alive, the man can’t stop winning. Now, he is about to conquer television.

According to, Ali is set to star in the third season of HBO’s True Detective. Rumors began to surface earlier this summer that the Moonlight actor snagged the lead role on the Nic Pizzolatto series, and now that season three of the crime anthology has been greenlit, it’s a go for Ali. He will play Arkansas state police detective Wayne Hays.

Five scripts of True Detective have already been completed, however, there’s no word on how many episodes the next season will have. Each episode has been written by Pizzolatto, who is also set to direct the majority of the season. The director said in a statement, “I’m tremendously thrilled to be working with artists at the level of Mahershala and Jeremy. I hope the material can do justice to their talents, and we’re all very excited to tell this story.” Season two was a flop with critics and audiences. Ali just the name to make the series great.

Congrats to Mahershala Ali on the new gig. It’s nice to see his year ending as successfully as it began.

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