We’ve been following news for the expected cast members for the second season of “True Detective” with great interest. The last time we checked in, a huge A-list cast was up for grabs, and this time round we have the privilege of sharing the news of some of the final actors/actresses selected for the upcoming season. Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly has officially been cast for HBO’s second season of the critically acclaimed show.
Let have a quick look at the character breakdown for season 2:
McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a “Ventura County sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.”
Kitsch will portray Paul Woodrugh, “a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the CHP who is running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.”
Vince Vaughn is Frank Semyon, “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”
Reilly is Jordan, “Frank’s wife and a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.”
Colin Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
Production for the eight-episode season has begun in California, with a premiere date planned for summer 2015. “Fast and the Furious” helmer Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of the new season. Series creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed previously 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, but not in Los Angeles.
The official logline for the upcoming season reads:
“Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”