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Geeks following our blog will remember an article we posted a while ago stating that “True Detective” is another TV show to add to your growing list of things to watch. Season 1 of the HBO TV show raked in 3.5 million viewers on Sunday, March 9 for the finale. The series stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson who portrays two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart who is out to hunt a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years. Creator of the anthology crime drama series Nic Pizzolatto revealed some details regarding the upcoming season.  Speaking To the Best of Our Knowledge (via slashfilm.com), Pizzolatto says that there would be three leads and that the story would take place in California: — Update: Will ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Feature Only One Lead Character?

“Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California – not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California – and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one,”

"True Detective" Season 1 Poster (courtesy of HBO)

“True Detective” Season 1 Poster (courtesy of HBO)

He added:

“The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months,”

Pizzolatto also mentions that “In ‘True Detective’, the world itself is the crime… This corruption at the root of the world. The poison at the root of the world is humanity.”  Season 2 will replace the cast and story, adopting a similar format employed by FX for its hit series “American Horror Story”.

In a separate interview Pizzolatto explained that he has already started working on the story:

“I am still fleshing it out,” “The basic idea: Hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system. I was well on my way in the writing but there’s been a lot noise and work around the end of the first season that got in the way.”