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Creator of the anthology crime drama series Nic Pizzolatto cleared the air regarding the number of characters expected to take the lead for the anticipated second season of “True Detective”. Pizzolatto previously revealed that the story set to take place in California will have three leads for the upcoming second season, focusing on “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”Additional rumors surfaced two weeks ago, suggesting that only one male lead is being considered. Needless to say, the confusing situation left fans with many questions. In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Pizzolatto debunked reports suggesting one lead is expected, and he also corrected his previous statement that three leads will grace the small screen for the second season.

Nic Pizzolatto says the scripts are halfway completed.

Nic Pizzolatto says the scripts are halfway completed.

He said:

“That ballooned a little bit. I would say there are four central roles.”

The plot is still under wraps and Pizzolatto is remaining extremely tight-lipped about the upcoming season.

He added:

“I would actually just stick with ‘set in California”

“I’d rather not to elaborate on that.”

With the scripts halfway completed, “True Detective” Season 2 will feature new characters, new actors, a new setting, and a new story. New seasons will be adopting a similar anthology format employed by FX for its hit series “American Horror Story”. The production team is set to film the police detective thriller “in much lesser known venues of California”.  Pizzolatto mentioned in previous interviews that he is “going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one”.

Jessica Chastain was rumored to take on a role in the second season but the report was debunked. Metro also ran with a story that Brad Pitt has previously been linked to the show, as was rumored to be in talks to star back in March. No other casting announcements have been made, GS will keep you posted.