Since the premiere season of the truly wonderful HBO series True Detective ended, there’s been nothing but rumors circling the highly-anticipated second season. Oh, and a pretty great meme – which, of course, only sparked new rumors. Who would play the next pair (or trio?) of detectives? Will anything be as good as the chemistry between Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? Will Nic Pizzolatto be able to slam out a second season as gripping as the first? Will we get a gif set this good from the next finale?
Well, HBO won’t tell us much at all – but we know a few things: The second series will revolve around three California detectives tasked to solve a high-profile murder. It will somehow involve the California transportation system. And…that’s about it, really. Pizzolatto will write the season, though everyone’s favorite Emmy-winning (and braided pigtail wearing) director Cary Fukanaga will only direct a handful of the eight episodes.
And finally, we know at least one of the actors confirmed to star in season two: Colin Farrell. Farrell told The Sunday World, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.” Of course, that’s pretty much all he knows, too. He went on:
“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.”
Yeah, thanks, Colin. We knew that already, Mr. No Help At All. Casting rumors are still rampant for the show and include Vince Vaughn (no, thank you), Taylor Kitsch (yes, please), Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Moss and Rosario Dawson – just to name a few. I am currently not even entertaining the Jessica Biel rumor and chalking it up to a bad dream. Ugh.
Luckily, we won’t have much longer to wait for more info – True Detective won’t be back until next summer, but production is scheduled to begin later this month.Or maybe it’s already done filming – somebody once told me that time is a flat circle, after all.
UPDATE: HBO has confirmed Vince Vaughn as Colin Farrell’s co-star. Um, okay, sure? According to Vulture:
“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,’ and Vaughn will play 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.'”
So, does that mean that Vaughn is not a detective? Can we cast a woman here? Please? Unless it’s Jessica Biel.