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It’s been over two months since we mentioned that Colin Farrell has joined the list of actors to star in Nic Pizzolatto’s hotly anticipated second season of “True Detective”. Farrell was rumored to be “deep in negotiations to play one” of the “main roles in Season 2″, and finally we have a confirmation from the actor himself. The friendly folks over at Sundayworld.com broke the news first; here is what they had to say:

“The Dub last night confirmed he’s [Farrell] been cast in HBO’s award-winning True Detective and added: ‘I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.’ The actor has signed up to star in the series, which has become the hottest new show on television.”

* Update: HBO Confirms Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell for ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Colin Farrell Officially Confirms ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Role

Colin Farrell Officially Confirms ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Role

Also see: Possible ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Plot and Character Details Unveiled

There you have it geeks, the 38-year old Irish actor is officially onboard and he had the following to say about the opportunity:

 “I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

Farrell also confirmed that filming will begin in a matter of months:

 “I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

The Hollywood rumor machine revealed nine actresses to be considered for the coveted roles. Rosario Dawson, Malin Akerman, Jaimie Alexander, Kelly Reilly, Brit Marling, Oona Chaplin, Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are hotly tipped for the upcoming season. Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch are also still attached to Pizzolatto’s anthology crime drama series. The series creator previously shared some titbits, revealing that the season will revolve around “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” The story is set to take place in California for the upcoming second season, but not in Los Angeles as far as we know. With no less than four leads planned to take the lead, casting announcement are expected soon (or so we are lead to believe).