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Mahershala Ali convinced the producer of True Detective that principal black had to be


The actor showed family photos to prove that African-Americans already in the sixties as a police officer, worked.

“Oscar” Italian Mahershala Ali its allies lobbied at True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for the race of the main character in the third season of the show to change so that he has a starring role.

True Detective is a anthologieserie; each season tells a stand alone story. The next series of runs according to HBO to a macabre crime, a mystery that spans several decades to unfold. The season takes place in three different periods.

Stephen is Roland West play, an inspector from the state of Arkansas whose career, like that of the character of Mahershala, for thirty years under the sign of the crime.

The actor showed family photos to prove that African-Americans already in the sixties as a police officer, worked. Ali also suggested that the changing ethnic background of the partners would help to create the racial tension in the storyline to bring the attention: “I thought: ‘I think that your story served would be, I think the story in this case, it would be better if this main character was black’.

The first season of True Detective, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two police officers, was, in 2014, praised by critics and viewers. The second series, with Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell, in 2015 less positive criticism count. It is not yet known when the third season is being broadcast.

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