It has been a year since the first season and fans have been itching to see what is next for the acclaimed HBO series, True Detective. Now, a teaser gives them a small glimpse into what this season has to offer.
HBO released the first teaser for season two on Thursday with glimpses at stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch. The series steers into a new direction and story after Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson led the first season.
The new season will diverge from the model of the first one with director Cary Fukunaga (who directed every episode of the season) leaving the show. Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin helmed the first two episodes of the season followed by Janus Metz Pedersen, Miguel Sapochnik, and Daniel Attias.
Nic Pizzolatto is still on board as the showrunner and writer.
The teaser doesn’t tell us much about the plot other than that it will be taking place in Los Angeles. Instead, it offers a look at each of the characters and reveals when the new season is expected to come out with possibly more information coming in a future trailer. But, the first season trailers did the same thing, so I wouldn’t expect to see much information concerning the plot or the characters in any other media that comes out between now and June.
True Detective season two premieres on HBO on June 21 at 10 p.m. EST.
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.