Following weeks of rumors, months of amusing memes and hashtags and Colin Farrell leaking the news himself anyway, HBO has finally confirmed that Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Director Justin Lin are signed on for the second season of Nic Pizzolato’s True Detective.
Via Deadline, Farrell will play a compromised cop in a corrupt Los Angeles police department torn between his allegiance between the LAPD and a mob boss. Vaughn will play another “career criminal” whose legitimate business partner threatens both his new legal endeavor and his criminal empire.
Lin is so far signed on to direct the first two episodes, unlike the Emmy winning Cary Fukunaga, who directed the whole season run starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Deadline also has the log line for the new season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
That third police officer is widely suspected to be Taylor Kitsch, but the search for both that role and the role of the female lead, is ongoing. Rachel McAdams, Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Chastain were widely rumored, but Deadline’s sources say, “eight actresses were invited to read for creator Nic Pizzolatto last Thursday, Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander and Brit Marling.”
While no premiere date has yet been set for Season 2, filming is expected to begin in the fall.