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Mahershala Ali is still out here collecting checks, and he will be joining the third season of HBO’s True Detective.

After what felt like an eternity to True Detective fans, HBO announced Thursday that the anthology series will be returning for a third installment. No, you’re not being punk’d; this is really happening!

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Ali will join the cast in the lead role of Wayne Haynes, a state police detective from northwest Arkansas. According to Vanity Fair, the next season will tell the story of a horrifying crime in the heart of the Ozarks that will be set over not one, but three, different time periods.

No date for when it will air or when production will start has yet been released, but we can all bask in the knowledge that Mahershala Ali is still out here gathering all of his blessings!