Now that Mahershala Ali is in talks to star in “True Detective” season 3, take a look at our picks for his ideal co-star(s).
Driver has made a name for himself on the silver screen with roles in “The Force Awakens” and “Paterson,” among others, but his work on “Girls” shows that he’s just as comfortable on prestige TV.
Thompson has a habit of stealing every scene she’s in, whether it be in “Dear White People” or “Creed.” We’re more than ready to see her take the lead.
Mrs. Coach will always have a place in our hearts. Maybe she’ll have a plce in “True Detective” as well?
“Warcraft” wasn’t great, but Wu is good in everything he’s in — including “Into the Badlands,” another small-screen drama that allows him to show off his impressive range.
She’s already created, co-written and starred in her own HBO series (“Insecure”), so why not star in another?
He’s best known for acrobatic stunts and physical comedy, but something like “True Detective” could show a side of Chan that most of us have never seen before.
Monáe has already memorably shared scenes with Ali in “Moonlight,” and her performance in that film was perhaps its most underrated. An anthology series would really allow her to delve into a character and impress us even more than she already has.
Hickey has consistently been on TV for nearly 30 years, and his work on “The Big C” demonstrated that he can tackle thorny subject matter.
Now that his White Castle days are behind him, Cho must be ready to sink his teeth into a meatier role.
“The Big Sick” showed that Nanjiani can do more than just comedy (not that he isn’t great at making us laugh on “Silicon Valley”). Why not solve some crimes?
Cox has already been on one side of the justice system in “Orange Is the New Black.” Transitioning to a detective role could make for a refreshing change of pace.
In just a few short years, Nyong’o has already appeared in a diverse range of projects: not just “12 Years a Slave” but also “The Force Awakens,” “The Jungle Book” and “Queen of Katwe.” A stint on TV would be further proof of her versatility.
We haven’t seen as much of the former Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in recent years, and we’re of the opinion that this should change.
We already know that Ice Cube’s son can play his father thanks to his role in “Straight Outta Compton,” and branching out good only be good for the up and comer.
He’s already been great on one HBO crime drama (“The Night Of”). What’s another?
After dealing with Immortan Joe in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Kravitz should have no trouble at all handling serial killers and other depraved criminals.
File this under “Why not?” “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins is a huge fan of Huppert’s, so maybe we’ll get lucky and he can put her in touch with Ali.
Like Kravitz, Gurira is also no strange to monsters — and the relative lawfulness of “True Detective” would surely be a step up from the post-apocalyptic wasteland of “The Walking Dead.”
Another performer who lights up the screen whenever she’s on it, Wu is someone we’d like to see take on more dramatic fare.
Mitchell is busy these days — his role as Eazy E in “Straight Outta Compton” led to “Keanu,” “Barry,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “Mudbound” and “Detroit” — but if he could make time for “True Detective,” we’d happily watch.