HBO is now hearing its fans’ cry as “True Detective” Season 3 will soon happen. After the emerging news that Mahershala Ali will be the television show’s lead star, HBO programming president Casey Bloys recently confirmed that the 43-year-old actor now signed a deal to be its protagonist.

In fact, the Luke Cage star will be joined by the “Green Room” director Jeremy Saulnier. As it has been more than two years since the anthology crime drama’s second season ended, it is quite expected that it is now a much-anticipated.

The start of a new installment

“Nic [Pizzolatto] has written truly remarkable scripts,” Casey Bloys said (via Flickering Myth).

As the 41-year-old novelist has an “ambitious vision” for the coming new installment added with Mahershala Ali’s great performance and Jeremy Saulnier’s invaluable talent, they are now excited for the return of “True Detective” Season 3.

Pizzolatto also added that he is “tremendously thrilled to be working with the likes of the “Moonlight” actor and the 41-year-old filmmaker. He, too, hopes that the television show’s material can give justice to their abilities. “We’re all very excited to tell this story,” he said.

New story’s plotline

According to Deadline, “True Detective” Season 3 will be telling a story of a gruesome crime that happened in the middle of Ozarks.

It will also feature a mystery that remains to be unsolved for more than a number of decades. It will be played out in “three separate time periods,"

Mahershala Ali will be playing the role of Wayne Hays, the state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.

Preparing for the new season

“When we find a director we want to hire, we'll be a go with that," Casey Bloys earlier said at the Television Critics Association press tour.

(via CNN).

As the television show has been in a two-year hiatus, the chief executive believes that the long break will help the series to be once again hype.

In fact, he revealed that he already read “five great scripts” from Nic Pizzolatto. Bloys bragged that he is “very, very impressed and excited” with the new screenplay he has read.

However, he didn’t give any further details about it and just described it as “terrific.”

There are even hearsays that Pizzolatto is working with David Milch to write new episodes for the television show. According to Indie Wire, there are two finished scripts in March. But, Bloyd didn’t mention anything about it or if Milch will still be involved in the making of the new season.

It has been said that the program’s second chapter was “rushed into production,” so they are now taking their time to create a much beautiful script for the new installment. "We're taking our time and I think it's paid off," he said.