After months of speculation, HBO has finally confirmed two stars in Season 2 of “True Detective.” Rumored cast members Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are set to lead the second installment, which will begin production in California later this fall.
In a press release from HBO, the Season 2 plot line was revealed to follow three police officers and a career criminal. The four “must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
As we previously speculated, Vince Vaughn will be portraying career criminal Frank Semyon. The character is said to be “in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.” Colin Farrell, on the other hand, will star as Ray Velcoro, one of the three main police officers. Velcoro is a “compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
Earlier this week Colin Farrell allegedly confirmed his role in Season 2 of “True Detective” to the Sunday World newspaper. He reportedly stated, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited. I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot.”
Other rumored cast members – Elizabeth Moss and Taylor Kitsch – have yet to be confirmed by HBO. The press release states, “additional casting will be announced as it is confirmed.”
While fans will have to wait for news on the final two police officers to work alongside Vaughn’s Frank Semyon and Farrell’s Ray Velcoro, the director of the first two episodes of the new season has also been released. Justin Lin of “Fast & Furious” fame will work alongside series creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto.
The “True Detective” Season 2 premiere date has yet to be announced, but will reportedly air on HBO this summer in place of “True Blood.”
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