Alleged plot details and character descriptions for “True Detective” Season 2 has emerged online. News for Nic Pizzolatto’s hotly anticipated anthology crime drama series has poured in since last week with fans of the show waiting in anticipation for a plot summary, casting announcements and character details. Currently standing as one of HBO’s most watched shows ever made, who can blame series geeks for being a little impatient to see what’s in store.

'True Detective' Season 1 tagline

‘True Detective’ Season 1 tagline

Here is the breakdown courtesy of

The murder:

“True Detective” Season 2 “will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who’s found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state.” His body “is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur” with “satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.”

The cops investigating the homicide:

“Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.”

The characters:

Colin Farrell will portray Ray Velcoro, “who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.”

Taylor Kitsch is set to play “Paul Woodrugh, a handsome, 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction.”

Vince Vaughn’s role is allegedly named Frank Semyon, “a former thug-turned-businessman who’s working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases.”

Elisabeth Moss may play Ani Bezzerides, “a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol,” while Forbes could star as Farrell’s ex-wife, who is “a survivor of sexual assault,” or Vaughn’s “charming but mercurial wife.”

'True Detective'

‘True Detective’

It’s only speculation at this stage with no confirmations received from HBO. The story is set to take place in California for the upcoming second season, but not in Los Angeles as far as we know. Official casting announcement are expected real soon.

Speaking to, HBO’s Michael Lombardo teased that casting news was imminent in July.

 “The two scripts we have are, I hate to jinx it, but are more exciting than the first season,”

“[Pizzolatto] blown us away with the first two episodes.”