Over the weekend, the Irish magazine The Sunday World featured an interview with Colin Farrell in which he confirmed that he will be in the next season of True Detective.
“I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids,” Farrell said.
Neither HBO nor Creator Nic Pizzolato have yet to confirm Farrell’s addition to the cast, but he was one of many names in the rumor mill, which includes Taylor Kitsch, Vince Vaughn Elisabeth Moss, Rachel McAdams and the debunked rumor of Jessica Chastain. One other rumor has involved the choice of Fast & Furious director Justin Lin to take the place of Cary Fukunaga from last season.
This would be Farrell’s first foray into television since a 2005 appearance on an episode of Scrubs and his run on the Irish TV show Ballykissangel.
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