It’s been nine months since Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and creator Nic Pizzolatto concluded what became the hit cult crime drama, now nearing the end of the year HBO have finally released concrete reports that the season two cast has been chosen and finalized, leaving little doubt that Case #2 will play to Cohle and Hart‘s accolade.
So, what do we know so far? We’ll see Irish action man Colin Farrell pair up with comedic prodigy (turned long faced actor) Vince Vaughn, where both will take lead roles in [True Detective](series:755331). Farrell will play detective Ray Velcoro who has secluded ties to a mobster while working in a debauched police department. Vaughn will star as criminal Frank Semyon who fears the loss of his empire after a business partner is silenced. Both actors gave the green light back in September.
Taylor Kitsch (Battleship) revealed a month later he would be playing Paul Woodrugh, “a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol.” Who has been described as “running from a difficult past.”
HBO has also confirmed that Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) will play Semyon‘s wife, Jordan, a “former D-list actress.”
The latest confirmation arrived just late last month when HBO “tweeted” that Rachel McAdams would join the front line by playing the lead female role County Sheriff detective Ani Bezzerides.
While the cast appears favorable, we've also heard how HBO will describe what will be the eight-episode season:
“Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.“
Contrary to the first season, each episode is set to be managed by a different director with Fast & Furious controller Justin Lin directing the first two episodes. Cary Joji Fukunaga who directed season one in it’s entirety, will also return in season two, but only as an executive producer.
We’ll also be saying goodbye to dusty Louisiana and settling in sunny California, where the creators will rule out Los Angeles for filming to focus on a lesser-known district of the state. Good decision!
With production due to start in California, fans should be expecting and anticipating the premiere to show in summer 2015.