The second season of HBO’s seasonal anthology series True Detective has found its first cast members.
Collin Farrell (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) has signed on to play Ray Velcoro, a police officer, and Vince Vaughn (Swingers, Old School) will be portraying Frank Semyon, a mob boss. Strong rumors have Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, The Notebook) and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, John Carter) joining the cast as police officers as well.
The first season of True Detective starred Woody Harrelson (White Men Can’t Jump) and Matthew McConaughey (Dazed and Confused) as FBI agents in Louisiana who pursued a serial killer over the course of 17 years. McConaughey got a lot of attention as Rust Cohle, a nihilist with a tragic past. both Harrelson and McConaughey received Emmy nominations for best Actor in a drama series.
The second season of True Detective takes place in California and, as series writer Nic Pizzolatto puts it, will deal with “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system”
Like with season 1, every episode of season 2 is penned by Nic Pizzolatto. Unlike season 1, which saw every episode directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, Sin Nombre), different directors will helm episodes of the series, with Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast Five) signed on for the first 2.